We regularly hear generalized comments about different national groups, Americans, Germans, Japans, and just about everybody else.Here in this video newsreport we see a group of Chinese workers in Montreal who were told they “ate like pigs” by a supervisor who was berating them for dirty conditions in the company kitchen. Now it seems to me that if I were the supervisor I would have called the employees together and said “we really need to clean up the kitchen, what can we do? Who is going to take charge of this? This is important, I am relying on you.” or words to that effect. This supervisor sounds like a somewhat unpleasant individual, full of his power. But now 5 years later this group of Chinese employees claim to still be traumatized by the event and are seeking $150,000 or more in compensation, and want an apology to the whole Chinese community, ( I am not sure if that refers to the Chinese in Montreal or in the world). Is this not somewhat out of control? If I think of all the times that I heard categorically negative statements about foreigners, while living in Japan, or when I hear Chinese people on radio talk shows in Canada talking about how Canadians are all lazy and stupid, I do not really feel traumatized. But then if I had a chance at a few thousand dollars in compensation I might get traumatized pretty quickly.