my friend was telling me this story about how this guy caddied for bill gates and at the end of the day he was expecting a big tip but bill gates was just like “alright thanks man see ya” and the next day the guy got a call and it was like “are you so-and-so?” and he was like “yeah…” and they were like “bill gates just paid off your student loans”
yes, denny’s lost a $54 million law suit for being anti-black.
Which after they lost, they completely changed their policies and how things were run if anyone had actually read the source.
that’s actually not my point. rather, i asked mi gente to do some further research on why denny’s changed their policies, and what public relations for a huge corporate entity might mean, after being hit with the largest and broadest settlement ever paid under federal public accommodation laws—the laws put in place over 70 years ago, to end discrimination in public places.
of course denny’s changed their policies, after six uniformed members of president clinton’s secret service detail were refused service, while their white counterparts were quickly seated and given food. those six members brought a case. does anyone believe any corporation could escape that kind of publicity?
now, denny’s has public relations people to send out the kind of tweets jovenes find “cool.” that’s no accident.
critical thinking, gente. capitalism. corporate structures. the denny’s tumblr page. advertising, in general. mm hmm.