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Café Owner: Allergic to Black People? Don't Eat Here
The Root ^ | July 11, 2013 | Lynette Holloway

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 ...


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1 posted on 07/11/2013 2:52:51 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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2 posted on 07/11/2013 2:53:26 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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3 posted on 07/11/2013 2:53:26 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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Ingenuous!!! With all the free publicity see will be packed for the foreseeable future.


4 posted on 07/11/2013 2:54:54 PM PDT by BBell (The Blue Dog is Stupid)
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To: nickcarraway

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.


5 posted on 07/11/2013 2:56:17 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: nickcarraway
Maybe the problem is that the food is not very good. Or the atmosphere is bad.

Some people think all their problems are due to their race.

6 posted on 07/11/2013 2:58:29 PM PDT by detective
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To: nickcarraway

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.


7 posted on 07/11/2013 2:59:17 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: BBell

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.


8 posted on 07/11/2013 2:59:25 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: nickcarraway
Martha-Renee Kolleh . . .
You go girl!
9 posted on 07/11/2013 3:00:57 PM PDT by YHAOS
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To: 2banana
They did you a favor. Better to tell you to your face than tell you in your sandwich.

Rev. Manning keeps warning about these kind of actions against whites. Too bad people aren't listening. God Bless Rev. Manning. Love that man!

10 posted on 07/11/2013 3:01:37 PM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: nickcarraway

Attention!

Everyone be aware
I am a Christian,
and always will be.
If you are allergic to Christianity,
DON’T COME IN


11 posted on 07/11/2013 3:02:23 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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And she knows they turned around because she is black, how? It wouldn’t be because the place is unclean, would it?


12 posted on 07/11/2013 3:03:44 PM PDT by dangus (Poverty cannot be eradicated as long as the poor remain dependent on the state - Pope Francis)
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To: detective

Yeah, what kind of shop or restaurant doesn’t have people who walk in, look around, and leave?


13 posted on 07/11/2013 3:05:31 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: nickcarraway

Good for her. Let private business serve who they want.


14 posted on 07/11/2013 3:06:10 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: nickcarraway
I don't buy it. England has no problem with muzzies turning England into Sharia land, or with muzzies who like to behead people in the street, so why would they have a problem with a black woman?

"I say my good man, just where do you get your knives sharpened? Guffaw guffaw guffaw crimpets and crumpets and tea guffaw!"

15 posted on 07/11/2013 3:08:07 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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Just Cr*p.

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.

Arggghhh


16 posted on 07/11/2013 3:09:12 PM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: 2banana

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.


17 posted on 07/11/2013 3:12:18 PM PDT by jespasinthru (Proud member of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy.)
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To: detective

Well said. If they didn’t tell her why they left, how does she know it was for racial reasons? Good grief.


18 posted on 07/11/2013 3:17:08 PM PDT by JLLH
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To: detective

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.


19 posted on 07/11/2013 3:19:12 PM PDT by rabidralph (Gray State Movie)
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To: 9YearLurker
"Yeah, what kind of shop or restaurant doesn’t have people who walk in, look around, and leave?"

Could be on a bus stop without a public bathroom? ;-)

20 posted on 07/11/2013 3:21:49 PM PDT by Average Al
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To: Average Al

That’s a very good reason!


21 posted on 07/11/2013 3:26:04 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: nickcarraway

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.


22 posted on 07/11/2013 3:38:42 PM PDT by jespasinthru (Proud member of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy.)
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To: DannyTN

Yes, bit all the human rights libtards from all of the E.U. will come so they can make their statement against racism.


23 posted on 07/11/2013 3:39:15 PM PDT by BBell (The Blue Dog is Stupid)
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Maybe the other waitress cleaned off the tables and smiled at the customers.
24 posted on 07/11/2013 3:51:37 PM PDT by detective
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I'm not “allergic” to black people in the least.But this...dame....I don't like her attitude.I wouldn't patronize her establishment if it was the last place on earth.The black owned establishment next door? Depends on if they have something I need and if they charge a reasonable price.If the answer is “yes” to both questions then of course I'd patronize them.
25 posted on 07/11/2013 3:53:41 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Civil Servants Are No Longer Servants...Or Civil.)
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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.


26 posted on 07/11/2013 4:15:12 PM PDT by RightInJersey
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To: nickcarraway

Maybe she had a sign that said, “We serve scones and we serve biscuits, but we don’t serve crackers.”


27 posted on 07/11/2013 4:17:43 PM PDT by Molon Labbie (Prep. Now. Live Healthy, take your Shooting Iron daily.)
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To: Cyman

Yeah, I’ve seen women in restaurannts who should wear beard shields.


28 posted on 07/11/2013 4:28:11 PM PDT by dangus (Poverty cannot be eradicated as long as the poor remain dependent on the state - Pope Francis)
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I'm highly skeptical. Some blacks have such a racial paranoia that they see every single negative as being rooted in racism.

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.

29 posted on 07/11/2013 4:49:32 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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THAT is hate speech. You’d be closed down in 15 minutes.


30 posted on 07/11/2013 4:51:15 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: rabidralph

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.


31 posted on 07/11/2013 4:57:14 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: 2banana
I went to a PopEye's Chicken place in Tulsa a few months back.

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.

32 posted on 07/11/2013 4:59:23 PM PDT by Osage Orange (Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.)
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You know....I'd not seen that picture before!!

And it just totally pisses me off...to see that lady confronting that murderer...and all those people in the background just #^$#%&^ standing there!?!?!?!

33 posted on 07/11/2013 5:02:07 PM PDT by Osage Orange (Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.)
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To: Molon Labbie

That’s funny!!


34 posted on 07/11/2013 5:04:21 PM PDT by Osage Orange (Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.)
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To: nickcarraway

ATTENTION: If you are allergic to people who are allergic, I won’t come in!


35 posted on 07/11/2013 5:06:46 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: DannyTN

It couldn’t be they’re afraid she spits in people’s food, could it? That doesn’t really happen, does it Jesse Jackson?


36 posted on 07/11/2013 6:34:05 PM PDT by Blogatron (Death to islam.)
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To: rabidralph

Maybe she doesn’t understand that their no tipping policy goes both ways.


37 posted on 07/11/2013 7:33:49 PM PDT by willyd (I for one welcome our NSA overlords)
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