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Black Women Kicked Off Wine Train For Laughing Too Loudly – The Daily Beast

A book club visit to a Napa Valley wine train ended in embarrassment and accusations of racial discrimination after the ladies were escorted off the train for laughing too loudly and met by police.

On Saturday, a group of black women boarded a luxurious wine train in Napa Valley, California. Their journey ended prematurely, as they were ousted following complaints that they were laughing too loudly.

via Black Women Kicked Off Wine Train For Laughing Too Loudly – The Daily Beast.

8 comments on “Black Women Kicked Off Wine Train For Laughing Too Loudly – The Daily Beast

  1. makagutu
    August 25, 2015

    were they trying to make everyone else deaf?


  2. Hariod Brawn
    August 25, 2015

    I read this in The Guardian and the facts, as reported, seem ambiguous.


  3. jerbearinsantafe
    August 25, 2015

    Seems like a clear case of discrimination brought on by cultural differences.Too many people isolate themselves from other cultures then complain when they’re forced by circumstance to be exposed to a culture that has a different but harmless way of experiencing the same event.

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  4. roughseasinthemed
    August 25, 2015

    A wine train tour is hardly a Methodist Sunday School trip.

    Or maybe it is in America.

    Anyway I recommend the complainant(s) get on a train full of football supporters. Then they might find something to complain about.


    • Mr. Merveilleux
      August 25, 2015

      As I read the article I thought, “these people have obviously never been to Spain.”
      Try hearing something in a tapas bar in Granada on a Saturday night…
      The problem is pretentious concepts attract pretentious people. Here we’ve got a pretend Orient Express experience, in pretend French wine country, with pretend sophisticated people.

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      • roughseasinthemed
        August 25, 2015

        LOL! Even worse, try a bar in Malaga en Semana Santa!

        In fact, try and even move!

        That’s a very valid statement. I went on the Orient Express years ago. I so wish I’d taken a photo. It was just the big standard train from Vienna (?) to Istanbul with a sign on that said ‘Orient Express’. Nothing to do with Simplon.

        Things were different in 1984 😉

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