Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Bonfire Vanities-#BlackBrunch

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Provoking Racial Unrest


Civil rights activists targeted Sunday-afternoon restaurantgoers in California and New York to remind them of the black lives lost to police violence across the country.

The event, called “Black Brunch,” began last year in Oakland, Calif., according to Yahoo News, after the tragic police killings of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and Eric Garner in Staten Island, N.Y.

Yahoo News notes that in New York City, some 30 people gathered around 11 a.m. Sunday to protest inside some popular midtown-Manhattan eateries that demonstrators identified as “white spaces.” At each location, the protesters “read the names of African Americans killed by police,” Yahoo reports.

“Every 28 hours, a black person in America is killed by the police,” the protesters chanted, according to the website. “These are our brothers and sisters. Today and every day, we honor their lives.”


Some sort of tipping point seems to have been reached, with Sunday morning brunch patrons no longer willing to sit passively as noisy protesters attempt to guilt-trip them about being white, or having the disposable income to go out for a nice brunch, or something (in my view, mostly anger about being such losers).  Gateway Pundit reports on the pushback in Atlanta and Minneapolis eateries yesterday. In Atlanta:

Some customers at Sweet Melissa’s reportedly pushed and talked back against the protes “#BlackBrunchATL received a number of threats/shoves at Sweet Melissa’s. “Our breakfast matters” erupted from a table.”

One white man sitting at a table with Black friends was filmed vocally objecting to the protest, repeatedly saying, “You’re stirring up conflict”, and at one point telling the protesters to “go home”.
[And more ...]

It is clear to me that a dedicated coterie of activists is intent on harassing people.  This is stupid and obnoxious, and so self-centered that people express surprise when there is resistance.  This will not end well. [Thomas Lifson Full]

"Every 28 hours, a black person in America is killed by the police ....?"   Thank you, Eric Holder,  for the bonfire.


Stu Tarlowe said...

I'd love to see the "Black Brunch" crowd enter a diner and meet this kind of reception:

Rodger the Real King of France said...

Thanks Stu! That Video is also a nice fit for my commentary on Stupid Gun Quotes.

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