In a disturbing incident, a Hertz employee demonstrated a severe lack of knowledge and discriminatory behavior by refusing service to a man based on his Puerto Rican identity. Despite Puerto Rico being a territory of the United States, the employee displayed a complete misunderstanding of this fact. Even more concerning is the passive response from the police, who failed to intervene and address the discriminatory act.
The incident unfolded when the man, seeking to rent a car from Hertz, was met with ignorant assumptions about his citizenship. The employee's refusal to provide service based on a misinformed belief about Puerto Rico's status within the United States is not only alarming but also reflects a lack of cultural understanding.
Compounding the issue, the lack of action from the police, in this case, raises questions about their commitment to upholding fairness and justice.