This, by rights, should be a Kaboom!, but after the Starbucks fiasco, my head is no longer surprised enough by outrageous race-bullying and craven corporations to explode. It is a terrible story, however. I don’t advocate boycotts, but this bakery deserves to be picketed.
On the other hand, it’s Portland, Jake, so maybe I should forget it. But still …hold on to your skull…
Two employees of a bakery denied a black woman service because the business had closed at 9 pm, as was its policy. The woman, however, cried racism, and the store released multiple apologies and public statements. In one, the bakery’s co-owner wrote, “We are doing business in a gentrified neighborhood in a racist city within a racist state of a racist country.”
I’m not even going to comment on that, except to recommend that the guy run onto the field of an NFL game and kneel.
Oh, I almost forgot the beauty part: the bakery fired the two employees. For following the store’s policies. For closing the store on time. For not giving special dispensation to a woman demanding entry because she was black.
According to its own surveillance video, a black woman named “Lillian”, who is known as a “professional equity activist”—that is, a social justice predator who was probably lying in wait until the store closed to provoke this controversy— entered at 9:06 p.m….after the bakery’s closing time, after the Catch 22-doomed employees turned off the “OPEN” sign. Two white women tried to enter the bakery two minutes before “Lillian, “and were properly informed that the business was closed for the night. Ah, but they had no race card to play. “Lillian” left the store briefly and began recording video. Of course she did.
The bakery’s statement—hold on to that cranium, now!— says that even though the employees were following the business’s protocol of closing at 9 p.m. and did nothing to suggest racism, they were fired because “sometimes impact outweighs intent.”
In other words, they should recognize that society has handed blacks and the race-grievance mob the weapons to destroy them, and behave accordingly. Is there any other interpretation? The bakery also said that the way the employees went about denying the woman service, “lacked sensitivity and understanding of the racial implications at work” and that “this is more about how a black woman was made to feel.” Not a white woman, now or just a woman. How they choose to feel would be their own problem. A black woman, however, felt that the rules should be bent for her, and then felt that two employees trying to do their jobs had to be sacrificed.
“Back To Eden” even admitted that the employees were fired because the woman and the “clamoring public” demanded they be fired. The bakery endorses mob rule, apparently. It even admitted, in one statement, that the employees did nothing wrong.
So how does the culture, the society and the public do the responsible thing when there is outrageous, unethical, unjust conduct like this because of racial intimidation, facilitated by group-grievance bullies? The mainstream news media will not cover it: watch. It has to be pigeonholed as a “conservative news story,” because those people are always trying to stir up race resentment. I don’t believe most of the public would approve of what happened to the “Back to Eden” employees, and the mainstream media knows it too, so as a result, it will bury the story. Or lie about it: here is the leftist cyber rag Raw Story’s headline: “Portland bakery fires employees who denied service to a black woman after just helping white customers.”
Disgusting. Those white customers had entered the store before closing time. As with restaurants, banks and all other businesses, if customers get in under the closing time, they get to complete their business after closing time. That is, unless the customer is black and in Portland, and then she can demand that employees get fired for not letting her into the store after closing time.
Every Democratic politician in every locality across the country should be asked to comment on this story. Black leaders as well: I can’t wait to hear the rationalizations from Ta-Nehisi Coates and Joy Reid. This conduct has to be emphatically condemned. “Lillian” needs to be called out and shamed. The bakery should be forced by the Portland working community to rehire the victimized employees, who should have a great lawsuit.
And the tale of this symptomatic outrage should be spread far and wide, because the complicit, race-baiting mainstream media has to be opposed and foiled in its efforts to misinform the public. Put the story on every Facebook page. Make your friends defend this craven, racist bakery, or admit that we are seeing race-bullying rising to am unbearable, dangerous level.
And if you happen to be in Portland, don’t buy anything from “Back to Eden.” Do go in the store however, preferably after 9 pm, and tell the owners for me that they are irredeemable assholes.