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    That's not good...

    I know when I was a concierge at a apartment building in Vancouver, we had, in the little front office where I and other concierges sat on our shifts, this metal cabinet safe, locked up, with the key we had among the whole huge ring of keys we passed along at shift change. Inside there, were spare keys for all the suites. A resident could ask for the spare key to his apartment. But, we could only give it to them, if we knew them face to face, or they presented clear proof of their identity (at least a driver license, which we could match to the records of all the owners/residents that were also in the front desk). There was only one non-resident who was allowed a spare key, this Filipino lady who worked as a maid and domestic assistant for a certain elderly gentleman in the building. We all knew her, and she could get the spare key for his place, if she came by and asked for it. That's it though. And everyone who got the spare key signed for it in the log book, and the again, upon return. Giving out a spare key to wrong person was a firing offense, period.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    That's not good...

    I know when I was a concierge at a apartment building in Vancouver, we had, in the little front office where I and other concierges sat on our shifts, this metal cabinet safe, locked up, with the key we had among the whole huge ring of keys we passed along at shift change. Inside there, were spare keys for all the suites. A resident could ask for the spare key to his apartment. But, we could only give it to them, if we knew them face to face, or they presented clear proof of their identity (at least a driver license, which we could match to the records of all the owners/residents that were also in the front desk). There was only one non-resident who was allowed a spare key, this Filipino lady who worked as a maid and domestic assistant for a certain elderly gentleman in the building. We all knew her, and she could get the spare key for his place, if she came by and asked for it. That's it though. And everyone who got the spare key signed for it in the log book, and the again, upon return. Giving out a spare key to wrong person was a firing offense, period.
    Mr. Man,

    Just shows the power of Filipino privilege.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Puzzling Evidence View Post
    I'm just saying that I have faced a ton of discrimination. Some of it was for being pagan, some of it for being a man. Most of it was because I simply could not function as a normal man. At the end of the day, I had to fix my own problems. It was never my contention that I was powerless over my situation. I'm not intesested in racist opinions about who is at a disadvantage.
    white privilege has nothing to do with whether whites have faced discrimination or are powerless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Puzzling Evidence View Post
    *Just say no to race hustlers*
    what the hell is a "race hustler"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by the watchman View Post
    what the hell is a "race hustler"?
    The Watchman,

    Google "al Sharpton," and Jessie Jackson"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bronwyn View Post
    Oh please. Quit projecting your over imagination onto others. You do not know what would have occurred nor what the receptionist would have done any different.
    You may be right....But my black students have told me of experiences like this repeatedly. It’s people like you that want to pretend that there is no racism

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Jeffrey View Post
    It does seem rather speculative.
    Yes, I am speculating.....But from the experiences my students and my black friends have had I think my speculation is kind of valid. One of my friends used to have to get dressed up in order to go to this boutique where you had to ring a bell to get in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eve1 View Post
    That is not very comforting. You just gave a whole slew of people information on how to commit a crime. Now while 99.9% of people will read it and laugh you are going to have that .1% of people with criminal minds give it a try.
    I don’t think one person here would do that. I might say something to the management

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sassy View Post
    How is that? Pretend to do a documentary, leave something behind, and hope that the guest is out of the room and this happens the same way? The guest says sure, stranger, I'll tell the front desk to give you a key?

    If you want to loot hotel rooms, gain the trust and sympathy of a housekeeper. Pretend to be locked out of your room.

    This it how I get into my hotel rooms when I really do lock myself out. I canNOT seem to remember those key-card things.
    Sorry... I was kidding. I guess I shouldn’t have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sassy View Post
    I think the receptionist was remiss, and it has nothing to do with race. Most hotels will not give keys to any non-registered guests. Even if your husband or SO wants one, they have to be put on the room to get one.
    Quote Originally Posted by orangecat View Post
    I could see that. I could also see it being even easier if a female was making the request. Female privilege?
    I totally agree
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