It seems a bit of alleged discrimination has gone viral. I noted first noted the story in Muslim Store Owners Refuse To Serve US Soldier (H/T to That Mr. G Guy’s Blog). In that the video in Muslim Store Owners Refuse To Serve US Soldier exhibits a certain amount of unabashed prejudice, it is probably not a good thing. Curious as to the truth of the matter, I checked out some local news reports.
- Bogalusa gas station at center of protest from WDSU News
- Bogalusa gas station at center of protest from WWLTV Eyewitness News
Oddly enough both TV stations used the same title, and both reported the story with the same diffidence, almost as if trying to cast doubt as to whether any discrimination had occurred. Did any discrimination occur? Since I know nothing about the guy who says he saw the discrimination as it occurred, I do not know. I just wished the news media exhibited the same neutrality when they report supposed incidences of discrimination and brutality by white males, particularly by our soldiers in combat.