An advertisement for Kentucky Fried Chicken Drumstick caused chaos on social media for being “racist” until people realized it was made by brown people of Trinidad and not White people of the United States, and then there was chaos about who should be offended and why, in the end the ad was pulled and everyone was confused.
Y'all bullied KFC into removing that horrible Emancipation Day ad. 😭
People were having fun with the ad until the grievance culture started to make demands, and the company then retracted the ad and apologized.
We speak British English…not American English…here in Trinidad. The ad is specific to Trinidad and Tobago and our Emancipation Day celebrations…not the US…which is why American outrage is not making sense to us. But our KFC franchisee apologized for good measure.
“KFC has apologised for ads posted on social media on Emancipation Day which drew negative responses from followers.
In a brief statement posted to its Facebook page later in the day, the fast food restaurant acknowledged that it may have gotten it wrong and apologised for any offence caused. The posts have since been removed,” Lott.com reported.
KFC’s statement read:
At KFC Trinidad, we always strive to recognise our nation’s multicultural history and make up, and to play our part in recongising it.
Our intention was to support and recognise the importance of this historically significant event. We recognise that our posts commemorating Emancipation Day drew some negative responses.
Clearly, we got it wrong and we want to unreservedly apologise for the offence caused.
As a result, we are reviewing the approval process of all of our communications to avoid situations like this reoccurring.
“In case y’all didn’t realize, the website says http://kfc.tt (the .tt means Trinidad and Tobago). This would of been made by Caribbean people and is right up their alley for a sense of humor in Trinidad. Now if this ad been made in USA or Europe, then yes it’d be racist,” said one poster on Twitter.
Others agreed that it was funny, and good humor was displayed by others who normally would have been marching on DC demanding all sorts of things:
Woke Social Justice Warriors responded with demands:
KFC Trinidad deleted this ad to acknowledge Trinidad and Togabo's August 1 Emancipation Day from its social media after some well-deserved backlash. Another reason to diversify your marketing teams/organizations. It's ok to laugh to express your shock and anger. #KFCpic.twitter.com/6uw9t325OE
— deicommwhisperer (Tamara N. Stevenson) (@deicommwhisper1) August 2, 2020
There was anger directed at Caucasians.
KFC acknowledging Trinidad with an image that furthers shameful, offensive stereotypes about Black People on their Emancipation Day is a slap in the face. These Caucasian Corporations are so tone deaf when it comes to dealing with Black People as a whole. pic.twitter.com/RipBEG0AAt
White women from Canada chimed in to virtue signal.
Well, it’s not as bad as it could have been. The bar for sports and corporations understanding social justice movements is low. Already today we’re contending with a KFC ad that appropriates Trinidad emancipation.
Whew.. just everyone chill. Because Lord only knows what is going to happen NOW, Round 2? :
The moment you’ve been waiting for: Kentucky Fried Chicken x Crocs Classic Clogs are available now. Complete with chicken-scented Jibbitz! Quantities limited, 1 pair per person, not for human consumption.https://t.co/yI9I36nf3Npic.twitter.com/2DOHYgOxBc
What, abolish American history classes? Does the curriculum create white privilege and a racist society?
There’s an old saying, “Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”
I guess the left didn’t learn this as they have been erasing history in the public square by tearing down statues of various famous people in American history and now one lawmaker wants to stop current history classes from being taught in Illinois schools.
Illinois State Representative La Shawn Ford, a Democrat from Chicago, called on his state Sunday to abolish history classes in Illinois schools.
Mr. Ford believes the history taught to children in his state does nothing to foster a more inclusive society.
“We need to end the miseducation of Illinoisans,” Ford said in a news release.
Ford said he was concerned that current school history teachings lead to white privilege and a racist society.
Currently working on changing school curriculum after a class visit to an African American history museum last October.
“I’m calling on the Illinois State Board of Education and local school districts to take immediate action by removing current history books and curriculum practices that unfairly communicate our history,” Ford said. “Until a suitable alternative is developed, we should instead devote greater attention toward civics and ensuring students understand our democratic processes and how they can be involved.”
Ford believes current classes overlook the contributions of women and members of the Black, Jewish, and LGBTQ communities, as well as other groups.
The conversation about adding this history of Black people in America to the school curriculum is going on nationwide, including here in Colorado.
Denver Public Schools (DPS) has been working on changes largely because of one school in the district.
Teachers and students at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Early College has been focused on the effort since at least October 2019 when a group of students took a trip to the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.
“They came back and they asked the history teachers to attend the museum in November,” principal Kimberly Grayson told 9NEWS in June.
“All of my history teachers – all of them are white teachers. They went to the history museum in November. They came back from that museum in November with changes to their curriculum in place.”
“We don’t want Black history to be separate,” Grayson added. “It needs to be embedded and emerged within history – all history.”
CV-19, RACE, POLICE – It would be nice to not have these issues brought up in almost every conversation. How about instead, God, the Constitution, and Bill of Rights?
BLM is the new Mafia. In Louisville, Kentucky they are trying to shake down businesses by scaring them into thinking their restaurant could be looted or burned or both if they don’t agree to a list of demands.
23% of all workers must be BIPOC (“black or indigenous persons of color”) or in other words, someone who is not white.
23% of the inventory must come from BIPOC suppliers. They must make regular donations to approved list of BIPOC charities.
And finally, a dress code that doesn’t discriminate against Blacks. Butts can be hanging out of their pants.
The amount you must give to BIPOC groups should be 1 1/2 % of your receipts. They even offered up a list of repercussions should you fail to meet all requirements:
Reduction in Racial Index Score/bias report to the Better Business Bureau.
Social Media Blast: Notification, via all social media platforms, of non-compliance.
Boycott: Public boycott, coordinated through social media and mail announcements, of yours NuLu establishment AND any other business ventures owned by you.
Protest: Visible, media-covered demonstration/sit-in outside your establishment.
Invasive Reclamation: Placement of booths/tables outside your establishment where competing Black proprietors will offer items comparable to those offered by you.
BLM says they will be grading restaurants and stores by their amount of surrender to the extortionists of the BLM. Your punishment will be based on your grade scores.
If you fail to meet the requirements BLM puts forth for you, you will be given an “F” and you shall face repercussions accordingly. In other words they are making you an offer, you can’t refuse.
Fernando Martinez, the owner of La Bodeguita de Mimaa Cuban style restaurant in the NuLu section of Louisville said that BLM is using Mafia tactics to force businesses to do their bidding.
Martinez says that his restaurant has been vandalized a couple of times since BLM took over that section of the city by the worthless Democrat who claims he is the mayor.
La Bodeguita de Mima was forced to close July 24 during a [Black Lives Matter] demonstration that shut down East Market Street, at which several protesters presented Martinez with the list of demands and said he “better put the letter on the door so your business is not f*cked with.”
The restaurant remained closed the next two days because “management and staff were concerned about safety,” according to the release. “30+ staff members (mostly immigrants) were unable to earn a paycheck.”
Lawlessness in Minneapolis as anarchists have taken control of four blocks, illegally!
Similar to what Sharia Muslims have done in Paris and other European cities, unappointed mob leaders actually control the traffic coming in and out of the “No Go Zones”. In these illegally commandeered city blocks, local police are not allowed to enter, leading to increased crime, and the loss of Law and Order!
Like CHAZ, the locals who just want to live in safety, move around freely, and get their community working again, are trapped because of the city’s refusal to intervene.
Two months after the police killing of George Floyd, the four-block area of South Minneapolis where he gasped his last breaths remains a sacred space, a no-go zone for officers. There is a neatly trimmed garden, anchored by a sculpture of a raised fist. There are colorful murals and the words “I can’t breathe” painted across the pavement, as well as the names of dozens of other Black people killed by the police.
At night, though, this area is increasingly a battleground, with shootings and drug overdoses. The area has had an uptick in gun violence similar to what othercities have seen in the wake of protests.
But in Minneapolis, at least for now, the city is moving cautiously.
“Opening up too quickly will have a devastating effect on people still mourning,” said Angela Conley, a Hennepin County commissioner, who has been leading community discussions about the future of the area where Mr. Floyd was killed.
“What people aren’t recognizing is that people who live there are having a very, very challenging time from the unlawfulness that is occurring after the sun goes down,” said Andrea Jenkins, a member of the City Council whose district includes the memorial space. “There are constant gunshots every night. Emergency vehicles can’t get in. Disabled people are not able to access their medications, their appointments, their food deliveries, et cetera. It’s a very challenging situation.”
Ms. Dawkins lives a few doors down from Cup Foods, the store where Floyd tried to use the fake $20 bill, was selling candy and drinks, and promoting a GoFundMe campaign to raise money to avoid foreclosure. When the pandemic hit, she was furloughed from her job at Nordstrom, and her fiancé is also out of work.
“But when the other crowd comes at night, I can’t call the police, and that scares the hell out of me,” she said. Ms. Dawkins pointed to a gunshot in the windshield of her car, a gold sedan.
“We have kids in this home, so I do want police to protect families,” she said. “It’s a hard balance. I’m happy this incident brought change, but I want to feel safe.”
So how long will it take the community to heal?
Until someone believes they have, the Americans living in this four back area of Minneloplic have lost their Constitutional protections, but are afraid to say much, as it would be insensitive.
They have to listen to gunshots and can’t call the police, because they are not coming.
What a scary and unacceptable condition for the city officials to force them to live in. Progressive governance never cares about the people, it is always about taking and keeping power!
Opinion| Mayor de Blasio not only should be ashamed of himself, in my opinion, but he also has blood on his hands and plenty of it.
Ever since the ‘Black Lives Matter’ gang has taken over the nation’s city’s, New York has seen a large spike in violent crime which seems to be directly correlated with Democrat/socialist Mayor de Blasio deciding virtue signal his ass off, bowing to the out of control and the lawless mob would be a good look for him.
–Murder is up +23.1% (181 v. 147) for the first six months of 2020 when compared to the first six months of 2019.
-There were 205 citywide shooting incidents in June 2020, compared to 89 shooting incidents in June 2019, a 130.3% increase. Year-to-date, through June 30, there is a +46% spike in citywide shooting incidents (528 v. 362).
–Burglary increased +118.2% (1,783 v. 817) in June and is up +46.3% (7,234 v. 4,943) year-to-date through June 30.
Sounds like things are going swimmingly for the city, which my friends who live there tell me is ‘going to ****’, and has ‘never been more dangerous.’ The people telling me this are in no way wimps either, nor are they all evil ‘white people.’ From what they are telling me, no one feels safe there, other than the people committing the crimes.
Things have gotten so bad that the President of a New York State Troopers Union wants to pull his officers from the City:
Fox News reported:
‘The president of a union representing New York State troopers said Friday that New York City’s restrictions on police officers are setting the men and women on the force up for failure.
“By raising the bar and almost making it impossible for my members to safely arrest, we’ve had enough. I want them out,” New York State Troopers PBA President Thomas Mungeer told “Fox & Friends.”
Can you blame them? I would not want to work in an environment where you are asked to intervene with violent criminals with your hands tied behind your back, knowing that the Mayor is just dying to score political points by strangling you up for any perceived misstep you may make, would you?
Another Fox News article described the scene at the home of New York Police Department’s commissioner Shea in the middle of last night:
‘If the spike in shootings isn’t keeping NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea up at night, the protesters probably are.
A group of demonstrators shone lights and blared sirens at the top cop’s Manhattan home at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, according to video posted to social media.’
Chris Gelardi posted to Twitter a video of the obnoxious antics:
“This is a raid, Commissioner Shea”
#AbolitionPark protesters, citing the NYPD’s 3:40 am razing of their City Hall encampment a week prior, give the police commissioner a 2:30 am wakeup call’
"This is a raid, Commissioner Shea"#AbolitionPark protesters, citing the NYPD's 3:40 am razing of their City Hall encampment a week prior, give the police commissioner a 2:30 am wakeup call
“If we don’t get no justice, then you don’t get no sleep,” the impossible to please group of agitators, and radical leftist, screamed, while the sound of siren’s blared and super bright spot lights were pointed into the windows of the building.
The ‘peaceful protesters’ saw seven arrests, including one for … throwing a brick at a cop. Sound like a great group of people, eh?
What raises their kid to think it is ok to throw a brick at anyone, what is this Home Alone 2 ‘Lost in NYC?’ At least in that movie Kevin was trying to defend himself from child predators.
I guess the other difference in the movie is that the criminals are the ones being hit with the bricks, in NYC the criminals are the one’s throwing them.
Anyway, the New York Post was told that the self-described ‘raid’ only lasted about 15 -20 mintues.
A 28-year-old college kid said that “They had a loudspeaker [and] they said, ‘Wake up wake up,” “I thought there was a fire but they were just screaming for this building.”
There is a ‘fire’ alright, and it’s festering as I type this. It’s going to engulf the entire nation if law and order is not restored soon.
I just pray the fire is extinguished before the men and women on the right decide that they have had enough and make up their minds that they are ‘not going to take it anymore,’ if that happens, things are going to get ugly … fast.
The Seattle police department witnessed rioters in Seattle receive baseball bats and other weapons being distributed from a van which they ended up impounding.
They were finally able to get a search warrant for the van and they found explosives, stun guns, and improvised spike strips.
Who is paying for all of these weapons? It is a question we need to find an answer to.
Not only could they be found criminally liable but financially liable also.
Business owners who saw their livelihood burned to the ground could sue the liberal millionaires and billionaires who supplied them to destroy their lives.
On Saturday, when weapons were handed out from the van, there was an explosion shortly thereafter that blew an eight-inch hole into the wall at the East Precinct. Police Carmen Best, who is really trying to clamp down on the violence despite opposition from the Democrats leading the city, spoke out about what is happening in her city.
“Since July 19th, we have seen three protests where individuals have embedded themselves and they were particularly destructive and violent inside the peaceful group. Last Saturday a group of protesters went to the Youth Service Center where people within the group threw incendiary devices, Molotov cocktails, into a construction site which resulted in several trailers being destroyed by fire.”
Best described the devices they found in the van. She said there were pyrotechnic explosives, smoke bombs bundled together and unlit, bear spray, using it on anything but bears is a federal offense, pepper spray, stun guns, improvised spike strips.
This is getting serious and then the risk to human life is growing exponentially. This type of escalation would be even more devastating to Seattle than the riots have already been. The police must be allowed to do their job and put an end to the violence before we see a death toll that would have been unthinkable just ten years ago.
Best also said:
“The group went from the construction cite to the East Precinct. A van that was closely following the group arrived at the precinct with the group. People were seen removing items and distributing them to people within the group. These items were described as baseball bats, pyrotechnic explosives, APR respirators, improvised shields, and face masks.”
There have been many stories of abuse seniors have received during the Pandemic.
Some died as a result of political decisions, including those in nursing homes, in New York, where known CV-19 infected patients were ordered to be moved back into facilities with healthy populations, thus infecting them also leading to record numbers of deaths.
Others were injured or killed because of their white skin color, by demented soals believing they were justified in the name of social justice.
Here is a follow up on a story of an evil nursing home worker, who viciously beat a defenseless senior citizen, and it was all caught on video.
75-Year-Old Nursing Home Patient Who Was Allegedly Beaten In Viral Video Dies
The elderly man who was the alleged victim of a brutal beating in a nursing home died Monday morning, his family said according to numerous reports.
75-year-old Norman Bledsoe was a patient at Westwood Nursing Center when he was attacked in May. A disturbing video showed a man punching Bledsoe several times and cursing at him before wiping blood off his face in an attempt to conceal the injuries.
A 75-year-old nursing home resident who was the alleged victim of a videotaped beating in May that made national news died Monday morning, his nephew said. https://t.co/sIA6W6NRga
Jaden Hayden, 20, was arrested for the attack. He is now facing charges of assault with intent to do great bodily harm, theft and credit card theft, according to The Detroit News.
Norman Bledsoe’s nephew, Kevin Bledsoe, said that since the attack his uncle had been suffering from depression and “lost quite a bit of weight,” The Detroit News reported. He was injured during the attack and suffered broken ribs, a broken jaw, and four broken fingers, Bledsoe said.
It’s unclear whether or not Norman Bledsoe’s death was related to the assault. Assistant Wayne County prosecutor Maria Miller said that Hayden is scheduled to have a hearing on July 30th to determine if he is mentally competent to stand trial, according to The Detroit News.
So let me get this straight, the state is going to try to figure out if a background-checked nursing home employee, who was aware enough to clean up the blood after beating Mr. Belsoe, so as to not get caught, is mentally competent to face justice!
I am tired of the criminals having more protections than their victims.
Let’s see if the Michigan judicial system will do the right thing, and bring Hayden to trial, and let the system runs its course.
Two Black women had a great idea to start a new business where they would sell accreditation in being ‘master virtue signalers’ by displaying stickers they produce which will identify people who agree with them and by creating a corporate-sponsored segregation movement based on a 1932 Booklet that will discriminate between business and people who do not agree with their agenda.
They want people to acknowledge their privilege and wear or post a sticker that they have been properly accredited by Inclusive Journeys as caring about marginalized people.
Posted on their site, they provide:
Resources to help businesses self-audit for inclusiveness
Resources to help businesses improve
Referrals to Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity trainers
What the two women want is freedom, liberty and safety for “people of marginalized identities’ who are not White or Heterosexual and non-Transgender, by shackling people with the burdens of shaming other people who have not devoted their lives to promoting a message. A message that appears to be very similar to Black Lives Matter.
“At Inclusive Journeys, we believe all people should be treated with respect and dignity. We believe that all people have the right to move through their lives in safe and welcoming environments. We believe all people should have spaces where they find themselves represented, reflected and celebrated in a way that is authentic to their identity. While this is not true today we will not stop this work until this dream is a reality,” according to Inclusive Journeys website.
Their Go Fund Me, after two weeks of getting wide media, was so successful that Inclusive Journeys is an LLC and has gotten free advertisement from the following corporations:
Our work to create a digital Green Book made 📣National News📣 today!!
Thank you ABC News for 👏 appropriately categorizing this article under the BUSINESS section, and not 'Lifestyle' 👏. https://t.co/i9PO29AAm5
9News, ABC News, The Black Media Authority, The AP, Black News.com, Chron, CPR News, Fairfield Citizen, Far From Home, National Geographic, News Break, SFGate, US World and News, Western Slope.com,
The company sells a sticker to display that participants will commit their lives, their thoughts and deeds and fortunes to the group’s message that participants have admitted their guilt and error of their ways when not acting on behalf of Inclusive Journey’s message, which is a return to “White Privilege”, and extension to American Privilege and Heterosexual, and Non-Trans Privilege:
“IMPORTANT: Displaying a Quilt Code sticker does not mean you are perfect. None of us are. What it does mean is that you are committed to the following:
1. Ongoing self-education about conscious and unconscious bias
2. Self-examination and reflection
3. Openness to acknowledging the ways you play a role in the oppression of others
4. Using any and all privileges you have to actively counter injustice and oppression of others, regardless of their identity
5. Ensuring the space around you is safe and welcoming for people of all marginalized identities
6. Commitment to self educate or receive training on de-escalation strategies in order to appropriately intervene in situations where people of marginalized identities are being harmed
7. Understand that this is a symbol of safety to people of marginalized identities, and with that comes a moral obligation to be an active ally.
8. Acknowledging that people of marginalized identities may not immediately place their trust in you, simply because you display this sticker. Trust is earned through further direct action.”
The two women say their concept is based upon a book from a time period when people were forced to be segregated by race, titled The Negro Green Book.
From the company’s press release, “Historically, the Green Book was used to teach Black travelers how to navigate racism where it wasn’t clearly posted. It turns out, in 2020, we still need that,” says Egli. “Racism is so ingrained into us all that many individuals don’t even acknowledge to themselves that they are practicing racial bias. The Digital Green Book will hold businesses and public spaces accountable not only or their intent but for their impact.
Egli and McMullen-Bushman are creating the Digital Green Book as a labor of love – and necessity – in providing a modern version of Victor H. Green’s guide. Both women are working mothers with full-time careers, so the project is being crowdfunded through a GoFundMe Campaign to hire a developer, and will rely on crowdsourced information about inclusive
businesses, upholding and reflecting the tradition of the original Green Book.”
We contacted the company for a statement about the dangers of ignoring the positive impacts of the Civil Rights movements of the past and re-introducing a painful period in our history as if nothing had changed, and in fact calling for a return to segregation. We will update if we receive anything.
Opinion| I think that a case could be made against Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler for treason. If a general were to lay down arms and allow the enemy to capture his command without a fight, that is treason. (See Benedict Arnold) So, wouldn’t a mayor of a city who turns over his charge to BLM and antifa also be equally guilty?
The riots in Portland have gotten way out of hand and now at least three federal officers could be blind for life after rioters shone lasers into their eyes as the pelted the federal courthouse with mortars and high grade fireworks as well as the attempts they have made to trap the feds inside the building as they try to burn it down to the ground.
Wheeler has allowed the riots to continue for more than 55 days. But, at the end of the day Wheeler will insist that the federal government bail his city out of the mess they are currently experiencing.
Deputy Director of Federal Protective Service, Richard “Kriss” Cline, told reporters on Tuesday that 1,000 rioters tore the planks off the windows inside the federal courthouse and that they began to throw things at the officers.
Cline says that when officers came out to put out the fires, the rioters aimed laser pointers at them, blinding at least three of them, possibly for life. And still not one peep from the Democratic leaders who appear to showing their pleasure with the rioters by their unseemly silence or their praise of the so called “peaceful protesters.”
The Blaze reported:
Also during the news conference, Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Chad Wolf took aim at the city of Portland for its apparent disinterest in quelling the violence.
“These individuals carried lasers, baseball bats, explosive fireworks, metal pipes, glass bottles, accelerants, and other weapons all targeting federal facilities and federal law enforcement,” Wolf said. “And yet the city of Portland takes little to no action.”
Federal officers have been active in Portland since earlier this month despite resistance from Democratic officials.