Portland bakery refuses to serve African American woman, who'd have thunk that pastries would be the front line....

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Is there such a thing as wrongful dismissal in America. My husband signed contracts for hiring Americans and there was a clause in them that they could be fired at will.
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It varies from state to state but you can fire people for no reason. You can’t fire them for the wrong reason. Here the evidence would be what the idiot firm themselves wrote.

So you’ve got a bad decision to fire them in the first place, compounded by admitting to the reasons behind your dumb decision. Give them a years salary, sign confidentiality waivers. Stop talking about it. Problem goes away.
 


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one of the latest non stories out of the US, in this case a bakery has fired 2 women working there for not serving a black lady. hold the outrage, the twist is, it was 6min past their closing time and were only finishing up orders by white people who were in the shop before 9. so the staff were only following their own protocols but the owners 2 gay men apparently threw them under the bus. on top local black activists seem to be trying to organise some boycotts because racism. its getting difficult to separate parody from reality these days petunia
i think the staff should sue for wrongful dismissal but they are probably so progressive themselves that they wont. lol


Portland bakery fires employees for denying black woman service after closing | KATU
How many lame racist anecdotes do we have to endure before a sensible halt is called?
 

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So, the ''professional equity activist'', whatever that is, presumably unemployed black woman with a big chip on her shoulder and an even bigger mouth, having entered the premises after closing time, proceeds to leave when told that the shop has shut and that the staff are finishing orders that had been placed before closing time, proceeds to leave the store and starts recording the white people in the shop waiting for their orders. Can we just stop pandering to these people please? The arrogance of the owners posting the comment about racism, how dare they essentially accuse all non black people in America of being racist?
 

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So, the ''black equity activist'', whatever that is, presumably unemployed black woman with a big chip on her shoulder and an even bigger mouth, having entered the premises after closing time, proceeds to leave when told that the shop has shut and that the staff are finishing orders that had been placed before closing time, proceeds to leave the store and starts recording the white people in the shop waiting for their orders. Can we just stop pandering to these people please? The arrogance of the owners posting the comment about racism, how dare they essentially accuse all non black people in America of being racist?
The story is about one woman.
 

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The story is about one woman.
No it isn't, it's about black America playing the racism card to death. Too lazy to go to school and get an education? Don't worry, it's not your fault, blame whitey, blame whitey for everything because that's better than admitting that the ones who've never worked and never bothered to get an education are fooking lazy and work shy and jealous. Most black Americans just get on with life like the rest of America, they get up and go to work and school like everyone else, but there are huge swathes of ghetto dwellers who are a waste of oxygen.
 

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No it isn't, it's about black America playing the racism card to death. Too lazy to go to school and get an education? Don't worry, it's not your fault, blame whitey, blame whitey for everything because that's better than admitting that the ones who've never worked and never bothered to get an education are fooking lazy and work shy and jealous. Most black Americans just get on with life like the rest of America, they get up and go to work and school like everyone else, but there are huge swathes of ghetto dwellers who are a waste of oxygen.
in this case it sounded like she is/was a student of some sort studying this, the education system is producing these professional wasters.
 

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There's more to the story apparently.

https://quillette.com/2018/06/05/portland-bakery-white-guilt-poisons-batter/

The bakery owner, John Blomgren employed another 'equity consultant', who he fell out with and who turned on him online as well. So, there's some sympathy for Blomgren out there, but he deserves all he's getting from all sides IMO. It's possible to have a modicum of sympathy for the original complainant on the basis of what she mistakenly perceived, and deal with that directly, rather than giving in to the mob, and then being eaten alive by it.

If "normal" people don't call out this BS for what it is, then it will be owned by the alt-right loons.
 

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No it isn't, it's about black America playing the racism card to death. Too lazy to go to school and get an education? Don't worry, it's not your fault, blame whitey, blame whitey for everything because that's better than admitting that the ones who've never worked and never bothered to get an education are fooking lazy and work shy and jealous. Most black Americans just get on with life like the rest of America, they get up and go to work and school like everyone else, but there are huge swathes of ghetto dwellers who are a waste of oxygen.
No it isn't
It is.

it's about black America playing the racism card to death
How do you define 'Black America'?

Too lazy to go to school and get an education? Don't worry, it's not your fault, blame whitey, blame whitey for everything because that's better than admitting that the ones who've never worked and never bothered to get an education are fooking lazy and work shy and jealous
Speaking about education, any chance you'd educate yourself instead of propagating lazy generalisations and stereotypes?
 

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There's more to the story apparently.

https://quillette.com/2018/06/05/portland-bakery-white-guilt-poisons-batter/

The bakery owner, John Blomgren employed another 'equity consultant', who he fell out with and who turned on him online as well. So, there's some sympathy for Blomgren out there, but he deserves all he's getting from all sides IMO. It's possible to have a modicum of sympathy for the original complainant on the basis of what she mistakenly perceived, and deal with that directly, rather than giving in to the mob, and then being eaten alive by it.

If "normal" people don't call out this BS for what it is, then it will be owned by the alt-right loons.
He sure does. If he felt it necessary he could have apologised to the black woman for maybe having a less than clear policy about closing times, offered her some compensation...but to sack the staff concerned even though he admitted they did nothing wrong -appalling.
 

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If "normal" people don't call out this BS for what it is, then it will be owned by the alt-right loons.
Since when are white supremacists concerned with principled reporting?

According to that bakery's FB response to being trolled by them, here's what happened.

It officially closes at 9pm. The store was still busy and serving.

The two whites at issue walked in 5 minutes past 9. They were heartily offered 'to go' orders. The 'Open' sign had already been turned over to 'Closed'. They were also allowed to remain and chat long after receiving their orders.

The black woman walked in one minute past the two white ones (six minutes past official closing) and was loudly refused service in front of the white customers including those two late ones.

All of that was captured on camera.

Ohe of the two employees was probationary and the other was already on disciplinary warnings for poor service.

Lillian Green, the black woman, is not a "professional equity activist" as being smeared, but an accomplished and productive person working as the Equity Director at the Early Learning Division at the Oregon Department of Education.
AN INTERVIEW WITH LILLIAN GREEN
 

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Since when are white supremacists concerned with principled reporting?

According to that bakery's FB response to being trolled by them, here's what happened.

It officially closes at 9pm. The store was still busy and serving.

The two whites at issue walked in 5 minutes past 9. They were heartily offered 'to go' orders. The 'Open' sign had already been turned over to 'Closed'. They were also allowed to remain and chat long after receiving their orders.

The black woman walked in one minute past the two white ones (six minutes past official closing) and was loudly refused service in front of the white customers including those two late ones.

All of that was captured on camera.

Ohe of the two employees was probationary and the other was already on disciplinary warnings for poor service.

Lillian Green, the black woman, is not a "professional equity activist" as being smeared, but an accomplished and productive person working as the Equity Director at the Early Learning Division at the Oregon Department of Education.
AN INTERVIEW WITH LILLIAN GREEN
What I read (in mainstream news sites quoted previously) was that the two "whites" had been refused service. The people inside and waiting had ordered before 9pm. I don't see how the complainant could have filmed the two being served after 9 before herself unless she goes around filming everything she does.

KATU is a TV station in Portland. I'm not aware they are known as white supremacists. And the complainant may well be accomplished and productive, which isn't incompatible with being a "professional equity activist".
 
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Since when are white supremacists concerned with principled reporting?

According to that bakery's FB response to being trolled by them, here's what happened.

It officially closes at 9pm. The store was still busy and serving.

The two whites at issue walked in 5 minutes past 9. They were heartily offered 'to go' orders. The 'Open' sign had already been turned over to 'Closed'. They were also allowed to remain and chat long after receiving their orders.

The black woman walked in one minute past the two white ones (six minutes past official closing) and was loudly refused service in front of the white customers including those two late ones.

All of that was captured on camera.

Ohe of the two employees was probationary and the other was already on disciplinary warnings for poor service.

Lillian Green, the black woman, is not a "professional equity activist" as being smeared, but an accomplished and productive person working as the Equity Director at the Early Learning Division at the Oregon Department of Education.
AN INTERVIEW WITH LILLIAN GREEN
There you go with your facts and reason again......





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