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Nov 13, 2018, 03:57 PM
 
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Being a Good Guy with a Gun while Black
I was thinking along these lines...
     
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Being a Good Guy with a Gun while Black
The NRA must be up in arms about this.
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Putting your feet up in class while black ....



The University of Texas at San Antonio says it is investigating a possible instance of discrimination after video surfaced of a black student being escorted from class by armed police.

Officers were called after senior lecturer Anita Moss confronted the student about having her feet up in class.


The student’s classmate, Apurva Rawal, captured the incident.

“A girl had her feet up and the professor called the police after calling our class uncivil,” Rawal tweeted. “Mind you she wasn’t talking or interrupting lecture.”

When asked by another student why calling the police was necessary, Moss canceled the rest of class ahead of an exam.

In a pair of subsequent tweets, Rawal revealed that the professor had previously lectured students for their lack of attention.


The student responded to Rawal’s posts from her own Twitter account, thanking him for his presence of mind and tweets that followed.

Provost Kimberly Andrews Espy tweeted that the school “will respond accordingly when we can learn more.”

The president of the school, Taylor Eighmy, also responded to the episode saying in part: “Today we had an incident where one of our African American students was escorted from a biology class by members of UTSA’s police department at the request of a faculty member.

While the facts aren’t fully known regarding today’s incident, our Office of Equal Opportunity Services is already conducting an investigation into possible discrimination.”
Black College Student in Texas Escorted Out of Class by Police for Putting Her Feet Up | TheRoot.com

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Dec 1, 2018, 09:27 PM
 
Originally Posted by OAW View Post
See here for a video by a neighbor in the same apartment complex who is disputing "Officer" Guyger's account that Mr. Jean's door was "slightly ajar". Apparently all the apartment doors automatically shut on their own. There's no way for it to have been ajar unless one props it open with an object. Which would explain why the neighbors said they heard banging on his door.





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An update on this.

Ex-officer Guyger has been indicted for murder of her unarmed black neighbor. It's not manslaughter any more. Authorities have not announced it yet, but court filings gave it away on Friday.
     
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Good, glad to hear change is coming, albeit slowly.
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Dec 3, 2018, 12:04 PM
 
Is it worth pointing out that she was a young female officer, one that the "old guard" might not have adopted as one of their own, and would have no trouble throwing under the bus?
     
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Discussing an Eddie Murphy movie at Target while black ....

I don’t know if you’ve ever had the privilege of meeting a black person, but outside of ensuring that we remain moisturized at all times, one of our favorite pastimes is discussing black movies.

Over drinks and raucous laughter, you might catch us deconstructing the elevator stare down from 1992’s Juice, or blurting out, “Can’t nobody sang like Eddie King Jr!,” or reliving the legendary dance sequence from 1990’s House Party.

We’re black. This is what we do.

So imagine doing exactly that, reminiscing on the late Eartha Kitt’s sexually charged portrayal of Boomerang seductress Lady Eloise, when some white lady materializes out of thin air and taps into her mutant power of not minding her mother****ing business.

According to Yahoo, that’s exactly what happened.

“My cousin and I were visiting my best friend from out of state and we stopped by Target to buy a phone charger,” one of the victims of Target Tammy’s mayonnaise mayhem told Yahoo. “I told my friend to try on a hat that looked like something Eartha Kitt’s character would wear in the film, and she said no because her character had sex with a younger man.”

That’s when this happened:



Apparently, the antagonistic alabastress overheard the word “sex” and proceeded to berate the cadre of Target shoppers who just so happen to have excellent taste in cinema.

“You don’t belong here!” Privileged Peggy howled, “You were talking about sex in public! Are you having sex in public? Because that’s what you screamed out loud.”


Which, of course, initiated a confrontation between the Wielders of Black Girl Magic and their rhythmless rival.

“Where is your hearing aid today, honey?” One of the black women said mid-eye roll. “Because you are not hearing well today.”

That’s when Seasonless Sarah tapped into another one of her mutant powers: subterfuge.

“I understand you’re an abuser. I understand you’re abusive and you make up lies,” she taunted. “I know you’re trained on lying, you’re trained liars. You’re perfect for the court system.”

Wait, what?

Thankfully Target employees descended on the scene and were able to diffuse the situation. But not without MAGA Meghan evolving into her final form: White Tears.


She tells Yahoo Lifestyle that the male employee tried to calm [Target Tammy] down, but she was uncooperative and refused to leave. The other employee allegedly helped the friends with their purchase. “When we left, the woman was still speaking to the employee and playing victim,” she says.
However, despite All Lives Matter Aubrey’s foolishness, the victims told Yahoo that they were pleased with how Target handled the situation and that they plan to send a thank-you card to the employee who sent Raggedy Ann on her merry way: “The employees could have easily kicked us all out of the store, but they took the time to listen.”

Sadly, Target Tammy was unavailable for comment.
In the Latest Example of White Women Not Minding Their Damn Business, ‘Target Tammy’ Makes Her Auspicious Debut | The Root.com

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Dec 6, 2018, 04:28 PM
 
well, I don't think this is the same category of nonsense as some of the other stories in this thread. While Target Tammy said some stupid things, Is it possible the black ladies were being loud and raucous? Can no one complain about that anymore?
     
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Dec 6, 2018, 11:37 PM
 
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well, I don't think this is the same category of nonsense as some of the other stories in this thread. While Target Tammy said some stupid things, Is it possible the black ladies were being loud and raucous? Can no one complain about that anymore?
Possible. But she didn’t complain about them being loud. She complained about them “talking about sex in public”. If you’ve ever seen the Eddie Murphy movie Boomerang then you know Eartha Kitt’s was quite the “cougar” who desired younger men like his character. IIRC she never actually had sex in the movie. The white lady just overhead a snippet of their conversation, made a bunch of erroneous assumptions, and then decided to item to dictate what they could and could not discuss.

That being said you are right that it’s not as egregious as other examples in the thread. More funny than anything else. In an exasperating kind of way.

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Hilton's statement on this one should be interesting.
     
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Via Oregonlive
Paul Peralta, general manager of the DoubleTree, said Monday that he has reached out to Massey to try to amend the situation.

“Safety and security of our guests and associates is our top priority at the Doubletree by Hilton Portland,” Peralta said in a statement. “This unfortunate incident is likely the result of a misunderstanding between our hotel and guest. We are sorry that this matter ended the way it did. We are place of public accommodation and do not discriminate against any individuals or groups.”
“Likely the result of a misunderstanding”
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Dec 29, 2018, 06:18 PM
 
Not parking perfectly (supposedly) while black.
This time, though, the idiot racist was actually arrested.
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Dec 29, 2018, 08:08 PM
 
Update on the DoubleTree by Hilton.
An Oregon hotel said it had fired two employees for “mistreatment” of a black guest who was talking on his phone in the lobby when he was asked to leave.
Legal action is said to be pending. Evicted guy apparently plans to sue the hotel.
     
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Jan 10, 2019, 02:57 PM
 
Buying snacks while black ....

A Texas Kroger manager is being accused of racially profiling some black teenagers who came into his store to buy snacks. I’m not inclined to disagree.

According to KXAS-TV, two black boys and two young black men—ages 15, 16, 19, and 20—went into a Kroger last week and made their purchases, juice, chips, Oreos, by the looks of this Facebook live video of the aftermath.

Following that, an employee confronted them as they were leaving and accused them of stealing.

You read that right—the boys bought food… and then they were accused of stealing. And then the store manager called the damn police, because white people are pathologically incapable of handling an altercation without calling the cops, apparently.

It gets richer: The boys, probably knowing better than to be black in a store without receipts for exactly this reason, immediately produced their receipts for the police… who then wrote them a trespass warning on behalf of the manager.

Per KSAX: “The trespass warnings given to the boys by Mesquite police means if they come back to that Kroger location within the next year, they could be arrested and charged. Warnings like this are at an officer’s or business’ discretion.”

So they didn’t actually steal anything, but they still aren’t welcome… for some reason. Who could imagine why? (Oreos are expensive these days!)

It. Still. Gets. Better! The manager apparently said “they looked like they could be shoplifters,” according to Ukiah Swain, an older family member. One of the boys said the manager had cited previous problems with “people like you,” which, like—I don’t know, you have to respect the classics. “You people” is a hop and a skip away from “thugs.”

From HuffPost:

After speaking with other members of the community, Swain’s attorney, Daryl Washington, said racial profiling appears to be an issue at that Kroger location.

“It’s just the culture of that store,” he told HuffPost. He agreed that more training of the staff is needed and insisted that those directly involved should be fired.
Yikes.
Kroger, clearly seeing the f*cked up context here far more quickly than the manager, has apologized and promised that they would begin a sensitivity training process following the events at the Texas location.

From KXAS:

“We recognize these steps alone won’t change the broader systemic and cultural biases that plague our society, but we believe that together they demonstrate the seriousness with which we take these issues and our desire to be a part of the solution,” Kroger said in a statement.
Let these young men buy candy in peace. Damn.
Black Teens Accused of Shoplifting at Kroger Had Receipts. Police Still Gave Them a Trespass Warning | TheRoot.com

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Jan 10, 2019, 03:06 PM
 
Seems to me the cop who wrote the ridiculous trespass warning needs a little heat turned their way, too.
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Jan 10, 2019, 03:15 PM
 
Once they produced receipts, it should have been all, "Sorry for the inconvenience sir, but we had to ask. Have a good day."
     
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Jan 10, 2019, 03:39 PM
 
^^^

It certainly should have been. Sadly, that's very rarely what actually happens.

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Jan 10, 2019, 04:58 PM
 
It should have been simpler. If the exit is within sight of the checkouts, why didn't the cashier who served them, just wave them through? Shouldn't doubtful employee or manager check with cashier first? The cashier's name or initials is printed on every receipt they ring.

No Krogers near me, but most stores have cashier stations very close to exits. Sears places them within sight of exits, and that's the farthest I've seen.
     
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No Krogers near me, but most stores have cashier stations very close to exits. Sears places them within sight of exits, and that's the farthest I've seen.
Bunch of Krogers around here. They’re all big into self-check-out stations. They by far outnumber the regular check-outs, at least at the stores near me.
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Jan 10, 2019, 08:13 PM
 
Be that as it may, as soon as you can produce a receipt that accounts for all the items, the whole thing should have been cleared up.
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OT: I hate self-checkout. You're doing the work of a paid cashier. Only for free, while turning someone out of a job. You're screwed, they're screwed, the store laughs all the way to the bank. I wait in line rather than use self-check.
     
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me too, usually.
     
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Jan 10, 2019, 09:31 PM
 
If it is quicker, I don't mind it actually.
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OT: I hate self-checkout.
You mean I get to buy my things and I DON'T have to interact with a person? That sounds wonderful.
     
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You mean I have to figure out how to use a scanner, juggle all my stuff and my purchases on a tiny platform, do my own bagging, have the computer not read my coupons or give me my rewards, have it glitch and ultimately have to stand there while the "supervisor" comes over and begrudgingly scans something with his card so it all works anyway?

:/

The only time I use it is if I have literally one thing and no coupons.
     
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Jan 16, 2019, 06:08 AM
 
Being a Vermont state legislator while black
(this one's truly foul and scary)
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