Thursday, June 14, 2018

Concrete example of black privilege in Portland, Oregon

A bakery in Portland, Oregon, stops taking new customers at 9 pm, and turns off its "open" sign for this. (Customers who have already ordered a meal before that are allowed to finish their meals before the bakery completely closes, as is normal and customary.)

A white woman enters the bakery after this time, and she's told that unfortunately they are closed and they won't be taking any orders. She leaves.

Another white women enters the bakery after that, and the same happens.

Then, a black woman enters the bakery, and the same happens.

This is completely normal procedure, and everybody was treated completely equally. There shouldn't be any problem.

But there was a problem. You see, that third woman was a social justice activist, who then proceeded to bully the owners of the bakery, who capitulated and fired the employees. And no, there is no ambiguity in this situation: The owners specifically apologized and mentioned racism as the reason for the firing of the employees. Even though the exact same owners admitted that the employees didn't actually do anything wrong.

The only and sole reason why those employees, who did nothing wrong, followed completely normal procedure and protocol, and treated everybody completely equally, were fired was because that woman was black. You can be 100% certain that if she had been white, no such thing would have happened, even if she had complained. Nobody would have been fired.

This is a perfect example of black privilege in the United States.

And it's only going to get worse and worse. (I predict that such firings will become more and more common in the near future, special treatment of black people will become more and more common and obnoxious, and moreover, some small businesses will actually be forced to close and go bankrupt, for the sole reason that black people demand it, even if that business has done absolutely nothing wrong.)

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