Thanks Dean for a reply that I hope many wished they had the nerve to send themselves. Mitch Damon, CPIM Planning Systems Manager Agrilink Foods, Rochester NY (585) 383-1070 ext. 250 -----Original Message----- From: DAsmussen@aol.com [SMTP:DAsmussen@aol.com] Sent: Friday, July 19, 2002 1:28 AM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: Short Term Contract Job--NC -- [ Picked text/plain from multipart/alternative ] Al, In a message dated 7/4/02 4:57:03 PM Eastern Daylight Time, email@example.com writes: > Mohammed, you should send reply direct to Melissa, not to the BPCS_L list. > You might also want to check out WWW.BPCSJOBZ.COM Thanks for the help, this was entirely correct. > > I hope I not getting too personal, but you might also consider > Americanizing your name. > > Due to the war declared upon America which became obvious to everyone last > Sept 11 (the war started earlier but most people in America, including me > and many government officials who should have known better, were not paying > attention), there is grave danger that Arabs and Moslems who are totally > loyal to our western civilization may suffer job discrimination by people > who judge on basis of name rather than on basis of checking out the person. I take back the thanks. This was entirely uncalled for, and would result in your permanent removal from the list were it to happen again. I am quite sure that Mohammed is fully aware of the current situation and may make any choice in that area based upon his own feelings -- without any input from the "peanut gallery". WHAT THE F...HELL WERE YOU THINKING???!!! To write something like this, especially on Independence Day of all days, is the most insensitive thing that I can imagine. A person comes into this life with only three things: their life, their family, and their name. To suggest that someone could change the latter as they would a shirt is utterly ludicrous. A hundred years ago, you might have considered the same thing since Scots were among the "undesirables" emigrating from Europe. Not much longer ago than that, you might have been paid a half pint of whisky to perform a task deemed too dangerous for slaves, because they were actually worth money. I have not worked this hard to develop an international list, let alone support the Muslim businesses in my prejudiced small town since 9/11, just to let an insensitive lout destroy it all. I have known, worked for, worked with, sometimes lived with, lodged, and entertained people from the Middle East my entire adult life. You need to educate yourself mister, because they're not all screaming lunatics with bombs strapped to their waists. DO NOT DO THIS AGAIN... Dean Asmussen BPCS-L List Administrator Fuquay-Varina, NC USA E-mail: DAsmussen@aol.com (My apologies in advance to those list members that might find this missive offensive) _______________________________________________ This is the SSA's BPCS ERP System (BPCS-L) mailing list To post a message email: BPCS-L@midrange.com To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/cgi-bin/listinfo/bpcs-l or email: BPCS-Lfirstname.lastname@example.org Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/bpcs-l.