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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 02:00 PM
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111. "could have been the better person"? -- she *is* the better person
You have a person being a bigot on the one hand and a person who has devoted her life to help elderly people in the last stages of their lives on the other. Of course, it's true that there have been bad people over the years who have worked in nursing homes, but we already know that the patient is being a bigot. The CNA, however, sued to guarantee that the next time a bigot needed help, she would be able to help the bigot without fear of being fired or other reprisals from her employer. That's a pretty good thing. And since this may well set a precedent followed elsewhere in the nation, her actions also ensured that other caregivers elsewhere with racist patients will be able to help those patients without fear of reprisals from their employers. Way to go Brenda Chaney! :applause:

It's always disappointing--but, alas, rarely surprising--to see that whenever any story about discrimination appears on DU, there will always be posters ready to simply criticize the victim.
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