From the Daily News:
Assemblywoman Grace Meng said employees of a Boston Market in Flushing repeatedly referred to her as “la china” during a January visit to the chain restaurant.
“Whether they were trying to be racist or not — it’s not appropriate,” said Meng (D-Flushing). “I was the only customer in there.”
Meng, who has a basic knowledge of Spanish, confronted the workers after paying for her dinner, but they only shrugged.
“They should know better. I felt very disrespected,” she said.
The recent spate of intolerant fast-food employees, such as the Papa John’s cashier who put “lady chinky eyes” on a patron’s receipt, made the situation even more agitating, Meng said.
“Some kind of trend is going on in the city,” she said. “I think the employers need to take a more active role.”
Looks like someone is easily offended and/or wanted a cheap headline. La China means "the Chinese woman" in Spanish. It's not a slur. If she understood Latino culture, she wouldn't be so upset. Maybe the workers aren't the ones needing sensitivity training.