Racist Tim Hortons sign prompts calls...

Racist Tim Hortons sign prompts calls for boycott

There are 243 comments on the CTV.ca story from May 30, 2007, titled Racist Tim Hortons sign prompts calls for boycott. In it, CTV.ca reports that:

“This is not something we tolerate and it is not reflective of Tim Hortons”

Tim Hortons is dealing with a barrage of complaints after a sign that declared "No Drunken Indians Allowed" was taped to a drive-through window at a location in Southern Alberta. via CTV.ca

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SkiCrzy

Cartago, Costa Rica

#223 Jan 10, 2012
ArcticMenace wrote:
this land is our land...we stole it fair and square....get over it...we're here and we're unpacked
Amen brother
Ronald Weasley

Lethbridge, Canada

#225 Aug 1, 2012
I am standing working in a liquor store in Lethbridge right now. I can add this to the discussion: 90% of my problems (alcoholics, theft, fights, bleeding and incoherent customers, etc...) are native customers. Don't get me wrong 99% of the time it is the same people that always cause problems. I am not racist, I judge everyone by their actions not their skin, but to add my two cents there are some really bad problem areas in Lethbridge (usually around liquor stores; and yes there is a liquor store near the Tim Hortons in question) and from my experience I see the same people all over town causing the same problems. And I mean literally the same people, I am on a first name basis with most of the regulars that come in. Bottom line is Native Americans get a bad rep simply due to a select few troublemakers. Honestly, treat people like you want to be treated and judge the person after you know what they are actually like...
Lint Brush

Toronto, Canada

#226 Feb 7, 2013
There is no 'racism' here. Just cultural and social differences. The native people of Canada are not a 'race' but a cultural group seeing as they descend from Asian immigrants. The sign did not say "White people are better" or "Asian people are inferior". This is a social issue debate not a racial one. Alcoholics are not a race either.
Lint Brush

Toronto, Canada

#227 Feb 7, 2013
People tend to lose track of the real definition of racism. Racism is the belief that a certain racial group is some how inferior or superior to another.

When a sign says "No drunken Indians Allowed" it is not racism but 'cultural and social discrimination' that is taking place not racism. Big difference.

Simply pointing out someones culture or even race (besides native Canadians are not a race seeing as they descend from Asian immigrants) in a sign is not racist. Insensitive sure but definitely not racist by true academic definition.

Pointing out drunkenness is well within anyones right.
Black Eagle

Qualicum Beach, Canada

#228 Feb 7, 2013
If they banned drunken natives from every business in this town they would all go broke.
Mattawa

Oakville, Canada

#229 Feb 25, 2013
Black Eagle wrote:
If they banned drunken natives from every business in this town they would all go broke.
It's ironic that the hardworking business owner pays the taxes that funds the welfare checks of the natives that are causing the trouble.
paul SHYKORA arts

Calgary, Canada

#230 Mar 5, 2013
Black Eagle wrote:
If they banned drunken natives from every business in this town they would all go broke.
..most true,here
paul SHYKORA arts

Calgary, Canada

#231 Mar 5, 2013
Mattawa wrote:
<quoted text>
It's ironic that the hardworking business owner pays the taxes that funds the welfare checks of the natives that are causing the trouble.
..yes...
paul SHYKORA arts

Calgary, Canada

#232 Mar 5, 2013
...please ''leave'' the signs ..up...thankyou's...eh..
Eco Bore

Oakville, Canada

#233 Mar 15, 2013
Natives are not a race therefore the sign was not racist. Culturally insensitive maybe but definitely not racist.
Theresa Ex-Spense

Oakville, Canada

#234 Mar 15, 2013
Boycott drunken Indians!
Theresa Ex-Spense

Oakville, Canada

#235 Mar 15, 2013
Black Eagle wrote:
If they banned drunken natives from every business in this town they would all go broke.
Nonsense! Show me one drunken Indian loitering around Tim Hortons that has money.
Scatman Cruthers

Oakville, Canada

#236 Mar 19, 2013
I love Tim Hortons! Drunken Indians? Not so much.
chris morris

Prince George, Canada

#238 Feb 9, 2015
I am a native whats being said on here fires my grill i work hard accomplished lots been dealing with people thinking im a drunk maybe i was at a time frustrated lost hurt stepped on spit on my people are the kindest loving caring people in canada we are scarred from hundreds of years of abuse think its going to stop. Who stole our land woman tradition way of life u gave us the bottle .To all my relations stay strong and stand up we are here to stay deal with what your ancestors done to our people
Hippytrout

Terrace, Canada

#239 Feb 9, 2015
Racism is taught, and, it is quite acceptable the further East you go.
The residential experience doesn't garner sympathy by non-natives, nor should it, but, knowing the reasons for why FN are treated sub-human by the majority and two tiered by the government of Canada rather than equals is something worth being educated about rather than vented off as ignorant humor.
The sooner we are all educated about the truth of the matter, the sooner this carnival mirror can be smashed and only then can we all have a good laugh about the ridiculousness of the current situation.
jacktan

Edmonton, Canada

#240 Oct 5, 2015
Dustin Baird wrote:
<quoted text> Tom; I never really thought of myself as a racist more along the lines of a realist? Perhaps you are right, maybe when racism is thrown in my face my IQ drops a hundred points and stoop to the occasion? On the other hand, one of my best friends who I have known for yrs and have worked side by side on company projects and lived w/for a short time, who is white(looks like the poster boy for skinhead movement of Alberta)must not have thought so when he asked me the honorable privelege to be the Godfather of his first born son. I'm sure he would've picked up on it before we went to his mothers house for supper? So no I don't think I'm a racist, but yes most whites in Lethbridge are. All we have to do is look at what this poor girl did, she got that from growing up in or around Lethbridge, there is no need to argue further. I just hope for the sake of every person and future generations, this will lead to an awakening on both sides. Whoops almost forgot, HELL NO WILL I STAY OUT OF ALBERTA! I have got to get my fishing done?? I have been there plenty of times, and a some piece's of Ku Klux Krap won't keep me from doing what I enjoy. Good Luck Alberta
Of course you are a racist
jacktan

Edmonton, Canada

#241 Oct 5, 2015
Refuse to be bothered by Marxist BS about racism it is a weapon against you to destroy a natural weariness of those who themselves mean to take everything from you
jacktan

Edmonton, Canada

#242 Oct 5, 2015
chris morris wrote:
I am a native whats being said on here fires my grill i work hard accomplished lots been dealing with people thinking im a drunk maybe i was at a time frustrated lost hurt stepped on spit on my people are the kindest loving caring people in canada we are scarred from hundreds of years of abuse think its going to stop. Who stole our land woman tradition way of life u gave us the bottle .To all my relations stay strong and stand up we are here to stay deal with what your ancestors done to our people
Woe is you! Stop blaming others for your failings!
TiredOf RacistPeople

Stony Plain, Canada

#243 Nov 6, 2015
brian wrote:
personaly I think this is getting out of hand, I think the girl just made a mistake.
i accually live in lethbridge, and work about a block from this particular tim hortons. If you don't live there don't pass judgment, there are some "good natives" then there are the "drunks".
the drunks cause alot of problems, they harass people for money, they try to mug you, they steal. and no one does anything about them.
as i said i work about a block away from that tim hortons, and the buissiness that i work for has had many many problems with the "drunk" natives, i routinely catch them stealing, urinating behind the dumpsters, liveing behind the dumpsters, passing out on the lawn infront of the buissiness i work for, and i could go on and on. but i won't, i guess all i'm trying to say is don't be one of those people that's gonna get all bent out of shap over something so stupid, the girl apologized, okay lets leave it at that and if your a native then yeah it's gonna be offensive. but judge what members of your people do to themselves before you judge an innocent buissiness, and a girl that made a mistake.
This is offensive. You be pissed off if natives put signs up in their business saying No Drunk Whites allow. I bet they would even get shut down. Lethbridge has just gotten worse. Blaming drunk natives for the cities problem. Why white small business owners fail. And why down town blah blah blah. Go to the homeless shelter. There are more whites like me. Then there are natives, or any other ethnic group. So if your going to blame "drunks" say it properly it be Drunk whites. At least when you tell a native no he goes on his way, tell a white drunk no he starts crying to you. Shesh all us whites need to snap out of it we live on native land. That our ancestors stole and killed the natives for. What your suppose to be proud of this. Now we continue to tourcher a race for their ancestors being kind hearted and helping another race "whites" learn to survive on a land that they should of let us all die in the first place. If they saw how their children would treat their children. And yet all the hate still comes out of the "white" man mouth. A group in Lethbridge calling themselfs "white Gorillas" dumbest name ever, white power group stealing a black power/ movements name. SMH! Seriously if native where to form a radical group and do half the shit this group does. not only to natives but to the homeless here in our city and women. That group be searched for non stop if they were natives. But since their white and I bet some of our Lethbridge police are apart of this group as well. Since the cops always want to turn the other way when the so called "white gorillas" do a beating, egging of old ladies, robbery, vandalism, killing. The cops turn their fucking heads. But if it was natives it be another story. They be caught right away. my point is if it was a native person putting down the white race. The poor native girl be hung. But since it's a white girl in the country's most racist town its okay. Because she said sorry. No biggie. But your all wrong. Lethbridge economy's surving why because we live next to Canada's biggest reservation. With their people coming daily to spend their hard earned money here. But go ahead be rasict. Won't be long till this town get boycotted. Be a sad day more business will shut down. I am only racist to racist's! You all have peanut brain's and should not be allowed to talk or express your stupid dumb thoughts.
TiredOf RacistPeople

Stony Plain, Canada

#244 Nov 6, 2015
Lint Brush wrote:
People tend to lose track of the real definition of racism. Racism is the belief that a certain racial group is some how inferior or superior to another.
When a sign says "No drunken Indians Allowed" it is not racism but 'cultural and social discrimination' that is taking place not racism. Big difference.
Simply pointing out someones culture or even race (besides native Canadians are not a race seeing as they descend from Asian immigrants) in a sign is not racist. Insensitive sure but definitely not racist by true academic definition.
Pointing out drunkenness is well within anyones right.
What the hell is this fuckery. Obviously you believe everything you see on the internet. Natives a a race the know their history where their people came from Here! And us whites do not know our history or where our ancestors came from. Big difference we are kinda like mutts. And their a full blood person. Whites like you and half of Lethbridge are dogs! Dirty filty mutts!!!

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