Every now and then I hear about a situation that makes me wonder what I would have done if I was there when it happened. Over the past few months I have asked you all what your opinions were regarding these scenarios and as such I have gained some terrific new perspectives. You can see some past Ethical Dilemmas here and here.
I have a new Ethical Dilemma for you today based on something that happened to my friend last week. Please leave a comment and share any insights or opinions that you have. I am really interested in what you all think about this one.
You and a friend are going out for a quiet drink and your local bar. A great conversation is taking place and you are really enjoying the night. After a while the bartender gets involved in your conversation and you discover that he is a really nice chap.
After about half an hour a young man of Arab heritage walks in, sits next to you and your mate, and asks the bartender for a beer. The bartender promptly refuses to serve the man based on his race and asks him to leave.
Do you say/do something? Why? Why not?
Like I said, I am really interested to hear what you have to say about this situation. If I get enough useful comments I will share what happened after the incident. Needless to say I was extremely shocked that someone, in this day and age, would refuse another human being a drink based on their race.
Originally posted on June 1, 2009 @ 9:05 am