Skip to comments.Café Owner: Allergic to Black People? Don't Eat Here
Posted on 07/11/2013 2:52:51 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Martha-Renee Kolleh, owner of a café in the overwhelmingly white town of Ossett in West Yorkshire, England, contends that a number of potential customers cross the threshold of her business and turn away upon discovering that she's black, according to the BBC.
Fed up with the unspoken bigotry and prejudice, she decided to confront the challenge head on by posting a warning sign on the door.
The sign on the door of Yeanon Cafe in Ossett, West Yorkshire, reads: "I am a black woman ... If you are allergic to black people, don't come in."
Martha-Renee Kolleh said some people "take a look at me and walk out".
Local councillor Tony Richardson said he was "shocked" as he did not believe racism was widespread in the town.
(Excerpt) Read more at theroot.com ...
Ingenuous!!! With all the free publicity see will be packed for the foreseeable future.
I was in Camden, NJ a few years ago.
Went into a local deli. I was the only non-black person.
Was told to my face we don’t serve your kind in here.
I hope the place burns to the ground in the riots after Zimmerman is acquitted.
Some people think all their problems are due to their race.
I applaud her for her guts in posting but I have walked out of a lot of restaurants in my time because I didn’t like their looks, cleanliness, odor etc.... I did walk out of one in Georgia once because of looks. All the cooks looked like ZZTop and didn’t wear a beard shield.
I don’t know. I wouldn’t leave just because the cook is black, but I wouldn’t go in a place with a sign like that.
It tells me they’ve got a chip on their shoulder and I don’t want someone with a chip on their shoulder serving me food.
Rev. Manning keeps warning about these kind of actions against whites. Too bad people aren't listening. God Bless Rev. Manning. Love that man!
Everyone be aware
I am a Christian,
and always will be.
If you are allergic to Christianity,
DON’T COME IN
And she knows they turned around because she is black, how? It wouldn’t be because the place is unclean, would it?
Yeah, what kind of shop or restaurant doesn’t have people who walk in, look around, and leave?
Good for her. Let private business serve who they want.
"I say my good man, just where do you get your knives sharpened? Guffaw guffaw guffaw crimpets and crumpets and tea guffaw!"
This kind of stuff makes me crazy. When I was in college, there was a little BBQ place run by two old black ladies that smoked some of the best BBQ I ever ate. They loved the business and we loved them.
That’s what you get for being in a cr*phole like Camden, NJ! I had to go there once, and it’s the pits.
Well said. If they didn’t tell her why they left, how does she know it was for racial reasons? Good grief.
There was a longer story linked from MSNBC that explained that the lady had one of her white employees wait on customers one day and they made 150 pounds, but on the days that the proprietor waits on customers, she gets around 30 pounds. So she suspects it’s because of her race and not the food.
Could be on a bus stop without a public bathroom? ;-)
That’s a very good reason!
theroot.com turned out to be a very interesting website. They could use more content, though. Many thanks for bringing it to my attention, nickcarraway.
Yes, bit all the human rights libtards from all of the E.U. will come so they can make their statement against racism.
Wow, that sure is mature. If I happened to walk into a place and saw a sign like that one I certainly WOULD walk out.
Maybe she had a sign that said, “We serve scones and we serve biscuits, but we don’t serve crackers.”
Yeah, I’ve seen women in restaurannts who should wear beard shields.
Like lots of white run businesses, there is likely something about her establishment that people don't like or are surprised at upon entry (not what they thought it was, smells bad, etc.), and they turn around and walk out. On a road trip last week I walked out of a place I wanted to investigate called The Thirsty Goat. It sounded like it might be a fun place with pub food and some pleasant atmosphere. Instead I found a rather boring motel bar.
Now perhaps I misjudged it, but that doesn't matter, I walked in, looked around, and walked out. More importantly, I'm betting I'm not the only traveler to do so. As there were no blacks working there, it can't be attributed to racism, but if there had been, then there are many that would have watched and presumed me a racist.
THAT is hate speech. You’d be closed down in 15 minutes.
Fat ugly waitresses don’t make as much as attractive trim waitresses. Rude waiters don’t make as much as nice waiters.
Some people are quite unpleasant and make you feel as if they are doing you a huge favor by taking your money. Those people don’t do well in people-person roles.
Individuals differ in a myriad of different ways, race being just one. That she can fathom only one reason speaks volumes.
I stood at the counter by myself...while a black employee talked with some other black customers. I was being ignored. After an uncomfortable amount of time......one of the black customers suggested to the employee she should help me.
She did...but wasn't happy about it.
I'd never ate at PopEye's...but heard it was good. It was okay.....but the service sucked. And I think it was racist.
And it just totally pisses me off...to see that lady confronting that murderer...and all those people in the background just #^$#%&^ standing there!?!?!?!
ATTENTION: If you are allergic to people who are allergic, I won’t come in!
It couldn’t be they’re afraid she spits in people’s food, could it? That doesn’t really happen, does it Jesse Jackson?
Maybe she doesn’t understand that their no tipping policy goes both ways.
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