Monthly Archives: March 2008

What would YOU do?

Note: Re-posted after declining the job offer.

Last night I was watching ABC’s “What Would YOU Do?” which used Milgram-type experiments to highlight human flaws, and heroics. The episode featured an actor dressed as a conservative Muslim woman wearing a headscarf who was refused service at a bakery by another actor. Customers in the the store either ignored the confrontation, in which the bakery ’employee’ repeatedly verbally harassed the woman and refused her service. Some good folks stepped in and intervened while others supported the ’employee’ in his belief that only ‘Americans’ who ‘dressed like Americans’ should get service.The majority, however, virtually ignored the exchange. Continue reading