art by Favianna Rodriguez
“ Washing one’s hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral. ” – Paulo Freire, Educator
MCDONALD'S: STOP DISCRIMINATING AGAINST LATINOS ON YOUR MCBUDGET SITE!
Have you heard about the uproar against McDonald’s in the past week? The multibillion-dollar corporation partnered with VISA to create a McBudget website that tells employees how to live on its extremely low wages.
The English version of the McBudget tells employees they should budget $50 a month for heat and the Spanish version for bilingual employees tells them to set aside $30 a month. Why are Latino employees being told to go with less heat?
t’s bad enough that the ridiculous “budget” created by McDonald’s and VISA admits that it’s impossible for anyone to realistically live on the fast food chain’s poverty wages without taking on a second job or relying on government assistance to fill in some gaps.
But to go the extra step of telling Spanish-speaking employees that they should go with less heat than other workers is downright insulting.
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