For the past 16 years, I have had a morning routine: Read The Bee and enjoy my coffee. But The Bee has become so one-sided it is ridiculous, and you probably won’t print this.
The kicker for me was the March 13 front-page article about the owner of Roll One for Mi. It bashes him for making a joke about Hispanics not tipping. I would bet my yearly salary that if we had sat at a dinner at Henry Perea’s home, there would have been a racial joke or two.
We all do it. I have a very diverse family and we joke all the time – white, black, Mexican, Italian jokes – and there’s no hate. Society has become so politically correct it in itself is a joke. We need to back down and just be real. I eat at that restaurant and I am treated with utmost respect regardless of who sits at my table. Get a grip. There are more important things to report.
On a side note, if you’re going out to dinner and dropping $120, you should tip regardless of what color you are – unless the service was horrible.
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Diane Palacio, Fresno