Sunday, February 18, 2018

Kansas City Star: We Can Never Get Over Racism Because Applebee's Disappoints!!!

The column from the newbie on the editorial board disappoints and not only offers another dose of local identity politics but also doubles down on the faulty premise that crybaby antics are the only legitimate response to C-list dining dissatisfaction.

Take a look at content that influences fewer and fewer people throughout the metro:

Applebee's racial profiling another reminder of why people of color can't just 'get over it'

Gary Kremer, a professor and scholar of African-American history, was once asked by a white student why black people can't just get over racism. The student noted that slavery ended well before the student's parents or grandparents were alive. "My short response to that question was they can't get over (racism) because it isn't over," Kremer said.

37 Comments:

Anonymous said...

The student's question deserved a better answer.

'Getting over it' isn't possible because there is far too much reward built into maintaining perpetual grievance. If the sacred cow status were relaxed even a little bit, democratic politics would have to find a new plantation. As it is, cradle to grave entitlements create a perpetual underclass addicted to those entitlements and guaranteed to vote democratic.

Pretending the playing field hasn't changed since Dr. King is why the new heroes are thugs resisting arrest in the muddle of committing crimes. The dishonesty of progressives about this is why they won't allow discussion about it and scream 'racism' at any resistance.

The student deserved better. Frankly we all do, white or black.

Anonymous said...

This is post racial America, but there are those who benefit from claiming otherwise. KC Star perpetuates this daily The event at Applebee’s underscores mistaken identity =racism.

chuck said...

Two dead on the money comments.

The eternal cry of racism produces an unending supply of money and votes at the expense of the white middle class, which provides Progressive/Democrat politicians power and sinecure.

This bullshit parasite professor maintains his position, power and money, off of the same specious narrative.

Anonymous said...

THey can't get over it because they espouse it and make claims that everything is racism. An Applebee's is a good example; while this involved 2 black females it wasn't racism and here's why.

The person who dined and dashed the day before was a black female, the management was informed that the person who dined and dashed returned and was a black female. While it is unfortunate (and stupidity of management for this mistake) they approached a black female.

Forget the dine and dash the day before and had these 2 females just been sitting there having dinner and been approached by management or the police and asked what they are doing there with no underlying issue, then this would be racism. BUT THAT'S NOT WHAT HAPPENED.

But good grief, the gal who posted this made a race issue when there wasn't one, the police were investigating a crime, the suspect happened to be a black female, therefore, he approached a black female who was identified as the person who dined and dash. That's not racism.

While we need to continue having a thoughtful discussion on race issues, people of color need to quit citing racism whenever they don't agree with an issue and then there message will be understood and listened to. Because people of color claim racism for everything many people don't take them seriously and while that's unfortunate, it falls back on the people of color who continue to make false claims of racism.

Anonymous said...

so identifying thieves is now racism? Where’s your proof? This is why your worthless rag newspaper is going down the toilet.

Anonymous said...

The beautiful thing about the student's question is not just the complete ivory tower inadequacy of the professor's answer. It's the further evidence that the dominant racial myths are being questioned and overturned. White guilt is on its death bed.

The Applebee's episode is a good thing because events like it put a stake in the heart of white guilt. It's one thing to sympathize with people who couldn't drink from the same water fountains or whose lives were at risk for violating Jim Crow laws. It's another thing to watch fat, entitled dopes use the real and painful legacy of racism to score a free meal. Crying wolf is fun for a while, then people just stop listening.

Anonymous said...

So don't get over it. Instead hop Your ass on a boat back to Africa .

Anonymous said...

Boo Hoo! I'm black. Boo Hoo! I have to actually work! Boo Hoo! They are all out to get me. Boo Hoo Woe is Me! Time to survive or perish and end the fake mourning.

Anonymous said...

^^*Says the geezer who’s about to perish. Classic!

Anonymous said...

Don’t worry sonny boi, you won’t make it to geezer status, You’ll die from aids way before then!

Anonymous said...

Fat ass

Anonymous said...

9:12 & 9:17 & 9:18 (all one and the same) The problem with the world is that everyone does not have a brain, and you just proved that to be a fact.

Anonymous said...

^^^^Russian bot. Notice the pattern in the words.

Anonymous said...

^^^^^The problem with the world is that everyone does not have a brain, and you just proved that to be a fact.

Anonymous said...

9:12 Brain dead negro.

Anonymous said...

9:47AM Almost dead geezer.

Anonymous said...

Oh Crap. another Lover's Quarrel between these two!

Why don't you two faggots argue out your differences in bed, and that way the rest of us won't have to wade through your repetitive horseshit being posted on every thread.

STAY ON TOPIC OR STAY OFF!

da' man said...


for not being a good or even important source of or for news, Tony surely likes to report on The Kansas City Star.

huh

da' man said...


and if you're "anonymous", you're a pussy.

and Kansas City is loaded, loaded with racists and racism.

you need look no further than the knuckle-draggers who comment here to see it.

Anonymous said...

^^^^^Fuck you. Free speech zone. Lick my balls!

Anonymous said...

Mr. Porter,
First of all, congratulations on the removal of your gag by Colleen Nelson. How does it feel to be The Kansas City Star Editorial Board's token black member? Pardon my truthiness, but I see from your writing that you must have attended the same agit-prop indoctrination courses of your Star colleague Jenee Osterheldt. Let's go immediately to your article of distorted fiction.

You introduce one Gary Kremer, a white man, from "the whitest county in the state" (98.85 percent) who "enrolled at historically-black Lincoln University" and we are to assume changed his major from sociology to history after taking a course from an "esteemed African-American historian." Mr. Porter, what I see here is an overt obsession upon race. The observant reader can see your racial bias coming from miles away.

Oddly enough, while you're bending over backwards to use the example of a white man who devoted his career to Black History, you're simultaneously making the point that it took a white man to tell "The African American Experience In Missouri." That's funny stuff! Mr. Porter, beware, you're apt to receive hate mail from the Black Lives Matter activists.

After much meandering, you finally get to your intended point of……"three Applebee’s employees falsely accused two black women of leaving the Independence Center restaurant without paying their bill." The glaring problem here? Your statement is FALSE. To the best of my knowledge, there has been no adjudication of the initial waitstaff's complaint. A corporate parent, fearful of negative press, took steps to make the issue disappear quickly, but the original "she said/she said" controversy remains unresolved. Mr. Porter, the fact that you have automatically sided with the diner who shares your own race, makes you no better or worse than the white person who automatically believes the waitress and manager. As well, your gross mischaracterization of the police officer's demeanor demonstrates an implicit anti-police bias on your behalf.

Finally, to conclude your foray into fictional institutional racism, you add a self-described guilty privileged white woman and a native from Brazil! Piling it on a bit too deep aren't we Mr. Porter? Until you are capable of first coming to grips with the fact that your very selection to the editorial board was a race-based incident, you can't begin to honestly discuss these types of questions in society. I'm sorry, but this offering from you was a huge miss.

Anonymous said...

11:44, Freedom of speech does not protect you from the consequences of saying stupid shit.

Super Dave said...

Interesting take 12:06

Anonymous said...

Way way to long. Didn’t read.

Anonymous said...

Yes, well your moniker isn't anonymous at all, tough guy.

And if you're that mired in the empty identity politics of the past that you can't abide even the slight questioning of racism, no problem. I'm happy to report that the world is passing you by. :)

Anonymous said...

Be honest, it's because you can't read. :)

Anonymous said...

^^^^and yet he can write, so? And people say geezers are stupid.

Anonymous said...

So, the Star’s self back patting ads congratulating themselves as listening to their readers and providing a broad variety of viewpoints is false? Unbelievable!

Anonymous said...

^^^^^Says the geezer who spends all of his time on here! Hilarious!!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh snap!!!!! 12:37 got knocked the fuck out!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh, 1:52, never change. Congratulating yourself for your own comments using the exact same words over and over as if no one will notice.

The rest of us smile, because you have one move and it gets weaker every time. Go on, let's hear the Chris Tucker quote again and throw in a geezer or two. :) So funny.

Anonymous said...

I got over racism a long time ago.

I'm white.

Negroes can go fuck themselves.

#MAGA

Anonymous said...

Stay down gramps! You’re flailing at imaginary posters! You may have a concussion!

Anonymous said...

@3:31 you don’t speak for me, I love watching geezer hater smack down people who deserve it.

Anonymous said...

^^^No, you’re white-trash. You think you’re better, but you’re the exact same! Normal, affluent well adjusted people don’t post the shit you posted. You gave yourself away. So back to the trailer with you and your porn collection, to brush your last tooth.

Retro ROCKER said...

It's not affecting APPLE BEES BUSINESS I PASSED BY ONE ON SATURDAY AND THE PARKING LOT WAS FULL AND PEOPLE OF ALL RACES HAVE BEEN CAUGHT DINING AND DASHING HAVE SEEN MANY SERVERS CHASING PEOPLE OUT TO THE PARKING LOT, THEY ARE BRAVE SOULS. AND THE STAR IS BECOMING FAKE NEWS AND PROPAGANDA. I'M SURE IT IS RUSSIAN INFLUENCE TO DIVIDE THIS community.

Anonymous said...

^No, he can't do either. 12:24's buttboi in the BathHouse does it for him. That is, when they get up off their knees for a minute.