Consumer defense, Giorgio Pagano: Linguistic discrimination, even when it comes to crisps.

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Consumer defense, Giorgio Pagano: Linguistic discrimination, even when it comes to crisps.
Statement by Giorgio Pagano

“Linguistic discrimination has reached even potato chips,” states Giorgio Pagano, Secretary of Esperanto Radikala Asocio. 
“On the Pringles can there is only one word in Italian concerning the competition organized by Procter&Gamble. The Italian consumer can never know about the competition if he isn’t proficient in the English language.”

If the prizes on offer were only destined to proven heterosexual citizens or white citizens, every political party imaginable would, quite rightly, rise against it; if it is offered only to English-speaking citizens, no one complains,” Pagano continued. 

“This is proof that human linguistic rights, recognized by both the Decleration of Human Rights as well as our constitution, are trampled open everyday to public indifference. Enough with linguistic colonization, the Italian supermarkets ought to boycot products which discriminate individuals linguistically.” Pagano concluded.



Rome, August 17 2011




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