'American-owned' Hotels and Motels

There's a trend among some motel owners across the country — they are advertising their businesses as being American-owned. Some people say the signs are racist — that they imply that motels and hotels owned by immigrants are dirty and provide poor service. Robert Siegel talks with several motel owners who promote their businesses as being American-owned, as well as some of the mainly South Asian proprietors who take offense to the signage.

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