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Old 9th November 2019, 05:40 PM   #1
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Eating at a Restaurant while Black

We haven't had one for a while, but it still keeps on happening.

Members of a Black Teens Basketball team and their coaches were asked to move tables in a Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant in Chicago because one of the other Patrons didn't want to be seated next to Black People.

Buffalo Wild Wings has now banned the patron that complained from all of their restaurants, and fired the employees that where involved.

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Old 9th November 2019, 06:18 PM   #2
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Racist scum aside, I could happily go to my grave eating at a place that specialises in chicken wings.

Far out

Why has no one thought of this in NZ?

"Cullenz's Wings and Ribs", "Where fingers get sticky, but nothing tastes icky!"
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Old 9th November 2019, 06:52 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by cullennz View Post
Racist scum aside, I could happily go to my grave eating at a place that specialises in chicken wings.
They're not very good chicken wings.
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Old 9th November 2019, 06:59 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by TragicMonkey View Post
They're not very good chicken wings.
Probably and Tbf looking at their menu they do a boneless option, which is frankly food blasphemy and would embarrass the chicken who died to make it happen.
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How do they genetically engineer chickens with meaty fingers and no bones?
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Originally Posted by shemp View Post
How do they genetically engineer chickens with meaty fingers and no bones?
At a guess, chuck wings into a machine which shreds the meat off the bone, minces it up with some disgusting glob made of feet and cartilage, artificially shape it into a wing thing and spray it with some chemical you probably shouldn't eat that resembles skin, and fry.
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Old 9th November 2019, 07:33 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by PhantomWolf View Post
We haven't had one for a while, but it still keeps on happening.

Members of a Black Teens Basketball team and their coaches were asked to move tables in a Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant in Chicago because one of the other Patrons didn't want to be seated next to Black People.

Buffalo Wild Wings has now banned the patron that complained from all of their restaurants, and fired the employees that where involved.

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Maybe they didnít want to sit next to a bunch of rambunctious teenagers?
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Originally Posted by cullennz View Post
At a guess, chuck wings into a machine which shreds the meat off the bone, minces it up with some disgusting glob made of feet and cartilage, artificially shape it into a wing thing and spray it with some chemical you probably shouldn't eat that resembles skin, and fry.
What!? You mean to tell me that there aren't genetically engineered boneless chickens! I want my money back!
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Maybe they didnít want to sit next to a bunch of rambunctious teenagers?
Then sit in the bar.
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Originally Posted by CaptainHowdy View Post
Maybe they didnít want to sit next to a bunch of rambunctious teenagers?
from the accounts they were specific about it being the colour of those teenager's skin.
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TBF

If the story is true as is stated the restaurant has sacked the scum involved and I think apologised, so not sure what else people want.
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Old 9th November 2019, 08:08 PM   #12
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TBF

If the story is true as is stated the restaurant has sacked the scum involved and I think apologised, so not sure what else people want.
How about that people not to demand that other humans with a different amount of melanin in their skins be moved to a different table because they don't want to be seated near them.
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In Chicago?? Maybe Chicago really is MAGA country!


Sorry for making an off color joke. It's amazing to me that a waiter in Chicago in 2019 would actually comply with such a racist request from a customer.
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In Chicago?? Maybe Chicago really is MAGA country!


Sorry for making an off color joke. It's amazing to me that a waiter in Chicago in 2019 would actually comply with such a racist request from a customer.
It's amazing to me that wait staff anywhere would actually comply with such a racist request from a customer in 2019! But apparently that would be wishful thinking....
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How about that people not to demand that other humans with a different amount of melanin in their skins be moved to a different table because they don't want to be seated near them.
They can

It is just in some parts of the US people actually take it on board when it is "The white ones", which while worrying and frankly I find weird that people even think it, at least the company apologised for it and sacked their *****
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Whole country baffles me to be honest

But then it is a huge place so you are going to get all types of idiots as well as the cool ones
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Then sit in the bar.
It makes more sense if you assume that black people are, in fact, wild and inherently violent and loud subhumans.

I'm not suggesting that you *should* make this assumption mind you, just that Howdy's suggestion makes more sense if you do.

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TBF

If the story is true as is stated the restaurant has sacked the scum involved and I think apologised, so not sure what else people want.
The controversy on this one died out about a week ago, after Buffalo Wild Wings announced that the employees were fired, and the racist banned for life. Other than that, it's just another example of "******* with black people" that settles into background noise in the US.
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from the accounts they were specific about it being the colour of those teenager's skin.
The greeting drone asking "What ethnicity is your party?" before they were seated is .....bizarre.
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What!? You mean to tell me that there aren't genetically engineered boneless chickens! I want my money back!
Well, there are spineless chickens. I know where there are 53 of them right off the bat.

But actually, when it comes to eating, forget the wings. I'd rather have an eating house that specialises in breasts... big, plump, juicy breasts.
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Maybe they didnít want to sit next to a bunch of rambunctious teenagers?
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from the accounts they were specific about it being the colour of those teenager's skin.
Also, they were not teenagers, they ranged from 7 to 11 years old, but CaptainHowdy, if you had bothered to do just the slightest bit of research before shooting your mouth off, you would have known that, and then you could have avoided embarrassing yourself... again.
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Also, they were not teenagers, they ranged from 7 to 11 years old, but CaptainHowdy, if you had bothered to do just the slightest bit of research before shooting your mouth off, you would have known that, and then you could have avoided embarrassing yourself... again.
The OP specifically stated: "Members of a Black Teens Basketball team..."

Most people would take that at face value to mean teenagers.

Anyway, the most bizarre thing is that, even due to a racist objection, you'd think it would make more sense to move the complainer, rather than the presumably much larger party.
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The OP specifically stated: "Members of a Black Teens Basketball team..."

Most people would take that at face value to mean teenagers.

Anyway, the most bizarre thing is that, even due to a racist objection, you'd think it would make more sense to move the complainer, rather than the presumably much larger party.
The OP also provided a YT link.........trust but verify, no excuses!

Click it!
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Originally Posted by Information Analyst View Post
The OP specifically stated: "Members of a Black Teens Basketball team..."

Most people would take that at face value to mean teenagers.

Anyway, the most bizarre thing is that, even due to a racist objection, you'd think it would make more sense to move the complainer, rather than the presumably much larger party.
The far bank of the River Styx comes to mind...
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Racist scum aside, I could happily go to my grave eating at a place that specialises in chicken wings.
It could be a possibility, isn't this the same chain that just had a fatal cleaning chemical accident?
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The greeting drone asking "What ethnicity is your party?" before they were seated is .....bizarre.

Yah...that sounded very odd to me too . So I looked into the actual story.

Seems the guy (Justin Vahl) who talked to the host initially about his party of '15' is mixed race- several races he says. His wife is asian. The host was a black male.

When Justin went back to tell the host the party was actually '18', the host asked about their ethnicity...seeing there may be an issue with a certain table (I'll guess he noticed others in the group show up by this time). The group took the seats anyway as the kids were hungry after a long day of basketball.

Then the managers came a few minutes later and tried to 'fix it' by moving the large group instead of booting the racist table. /end story

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TBF

If the story is true as is stated the restaurant has sacked the scum involved and I think apologised, so not sure what else people want.
Well, the conveniently seated lawyer on the video mentioned the civil rights violations and opined that a good 'corporate citizen' would not need a suit filed...so I'm gonna go with 'they want money'.
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The greeting drone asking "What ethnicity is your party?" before they were seated is .....bizarre.
Incredible, even.

Although it does slam dunk culpability for the corporate citizen wing joint. They could theoretically have denied that the table move was due to the racist patrons if this was not said. Even saying that just to avoid a scene they took the easy road.

If such a question was posed by the host, it's truly inexplicable. How would the patrons have assessed the racial makeup of the group, conveyed their racist bile to the server, got that communicated to the host, who then asked about it , all before the group was even seated?

If the racist patrons could see the team, so could the host, making the racial inquiry utterly pointless. I smell some BS somewhere.
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Incredible, even.

Although it does slam dunk culpability for the corporate citizen wing joint. They could theoretically have denied that the table move was due to the racist patrons if this was not said. Even saying that just to avoid a scene they took the easy road.
I'm not sure this is true anymore. I think a lot of businesses that serve the public are realizing that sometimes the safest course is to agree with the accusations, issue an apology, fire a peon, and let it blow over. Getting into an argument about whether or not they were really being racist isn't a good look. Just drags the whole thing out. Each new statement or attempt to corpsplain just gives the activists another handle to hang a protest on. Better to take your lumps, cross your fingers, and hope that some other bit of race-mongery comes along to distract everyone from your situation.
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I'm not sure this is true anymore. I think a lot of businesses that serve the public are realizing that sometimes the safest course is to agree with the accusations, issue an apology, fire a peon, and let it blow over. Getting into an argument about whether or not they were really being racist isn't a good look. Just drags the whole thing out. Each new statement or attempt to corpsplain just gives the activists another handle to hang a protest on. Better to take your lumps, cross your fingers, and hope that some other bit of race-mongery comes along to distract everyone from your situation.
This was certainly the case with the Chipolte manager who called out the dine-and-dash crew. She was quickly fired, and only rehired after in came out that her smiling call-out was the truth.

I wonder why we never heard a peep from the original Philly Starbucks manager, too. My cynicism says she was given a check and told to keep it quiet. Be interesting to know where these people ended up working.
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They didn't get bleach thrown on them, by any chance? Have a noose placed on their table?

Yeah, I smell BS all over this one.
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They're not very good chicken wings.
Having eaten at one a few times, I would say that their sauces are very good, but the wings themselves are average at best.
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Originally Posted by cullennz View Post
TBF

If the story is true as is stated the restaurant has sacked the scum involved and I think apologised, so not sure what else people want.
Tar and feather? Firing squad? Put Buffalo Wildwings into bankruptcy with fines and civil damages?

I'm not really sure. But some people seem to need to expend a lot of outrage over this sort of incident, and I'm not sure they actually know what more they want, other than to continue to be outraged.

Don't get me wrong: The restaurant employees should have either told the racist patron that if he didn't want to sit next to black people, he should leave, or at most allowed him to a different table. But yeah, they've fired the employees, banned the customer, and apologized, Realistically, I can't see what more could be done.
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Chicago, 2019, I don't buy it. Not without video, not without both sides of the story.
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Yeah, I smell BS all over this one.
Have to agree. I'd love to hear what the offending parties have to say. Likely not gonna happen, but it would be nice.
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Old 10th November 2019, 01:34 PM   #37
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We haven't had one for a while, but it still keeps on happening.

Members of a Black Teens Basketball team and their coaches were asked to move tables in a Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant in Chicago because one of the other Patrons didn't want to be seated next to Black People.

Buffalo Wild Wings has now banned the patron that complained from all of their restaurants, and fired the employees that where involved.

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Did you think it stopped?

You'd think all the pink hats, news reports, outrage threads, marches and MAGA hat haters would have made a difference by now, but people are still the same old jerk-offs they've always been. What a shock.

Keep pointing those fingers and taking names, folks. It'll work one day.
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Old 10th November 2019, 02:59 PM   #38
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Originally Posted by Brainster View Post
They didn't get bleach thrown on them, by any chance? Have a noose placed on their table?

Yeah, I smell BS all over this one.
The story doesn't explain what 'known racist' means. The bar is pretty low nowadays. The couple may just be Trump supporters (and some posters on this very board would agree with that).
After the black host conveys this to the group and the group says "so of course, we don’t give [racists] the satisfaction and told the host we’ll sit where they set us up".

Animosity is all set before they even sit down.
What do you think happens next?

There is no mention of the 'racists' getting up or complaining or saying anything at all, yet the managers come to talk to 'racist table' after only a few minutes. Why would they feel the need to do that?
I think that part is the missing piece.

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Originally Posted by Sherkeu View Post
The story doesn't explain what 'known racist' means. The bar is pretty low nowadays. The couple may just be Trump supporters (and some posters on this very board would agree with that).
After the black host conveys this to the group and the group says "so of course, we donít give [racists] the satisfaction and told the host weíll sit where they set us up".

Animosity is all set before they even sit down.
What do you think happens next?

There is no mention of the 'racists' getting up or complaining or saying anything at all, yet the managers come to talk to 'racist table' after only a few minutes. Why would they feel the need to do that?
I think that part is the missing piece.
There exists casual, intentional racism aplenty. I just can make no sense of the narrative on this one.
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Wait, so the server who asked the offensive questions was himself black?
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