An article has been posted out regarding a group of women of color who were booted off the Napa Valley Wine Train for a wine tasting because they were too loud.
They didn’t get the memo that book clubs members are not to be excited and to enjoy their ride to a wine tasting? No one told them that the staff likes everyone to be quiet like them when they are on trains doing a wine tasting? That no one is to show much excitement and fun at anything at anytime?
But here’s the funny thing I have observed throughout life especially as the “token black person”:
all people do the same thing in the same situations
When a group of people from the same cultural makeup ( race, etc.) is engaged in an activity they clearly enjoy, they all tend to show expressions of having a great time.
But, for some groups, when a person or people of a different group is in their presence, they tend to associate all of their attributes to that person/group. Loud and rambunctious, laughing and enjoying one selves suddenly becomes a negative human trait that the others are pegged to only do and there lies a huge discrimination problem.
This whole story was ridiculous and very humiliating. Clearly others on the train were engaged with the group as well. Matter of fact, per a non-person of color’s yelp review of the whole situation, everyone on the train was ‘drinking wine and laughing’ you know having a great time; but the staff literally singled out the book club group, all of whom were women of color. Others riders too have mentioned that the group were not loud at all. No matter what type of event held on the expensive “classy” train ride (whether it’s a wine tasting to a bachelorette party), that the staff is usually rude.
And then after you make amends, someone from your company posts how the police were involved because the group was unruly and abusive towards staff and guests? Which, have since been taken down..
Why it was even up there, we shall never know other than to start this b.s.
Oh, Napa Valley Wine Train PR department, have fun with this “crisis”…