Remembering the Black Central District, Part Two: Race and Chicken Wings In Brooklyn

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Charles
When you arrived at the Hollow Nickel, did the bartender tell you they were out of wings and fries?
Were they out of fries and wings when you got there?

Seriously though Charles, are you implying that the bartender didn't want to tell the black family that they were out of fries and wings because he was afraid of sounding racist?

I'm going to go out on a limb here Charles. I assume that he probably forgot they were out of fries and wings because he was a little busy. This was the third new table that walked in, and there was at least one other table there as well. Your table.
Did he tell you they were out of fries and wings when you ordered your wine?

I'd really like to know your thoughts, and not just have to guess.
If I had to guess, I would assume that you are implying that the waiter did not want to appear racist by telling the black family they were out of wings and fries.
I'm also assuming that you believe the waiters fear of being perceived as racist was in fact an act of racism.
If this is correct, I have one final question:
Did you order the last of the wings and fries?

My guess is you didn't, because you were only there for a drink.
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And yet had you walked into the bar yourself, not having seen the pattern, and the bartender greeted you by telling you they're all out of chicken wings, this article would still have been written.
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I suspect the bartender, who sounds like a decent guy, didn't want to sound racist by implying that a black family would only be interested in the chicken wings, but as they say, the road to Hell is paved with good intentions.

In any case, it's good to know that the author enjoys his Pinot Grigio capitalized (it means grey grape and shouldn't be) and drinking it in one of very most gentrified, expensive and exclusive neighborhoods in Brooklyn.
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Charlatans like Charles craft stories — fictional, science-fictional, quasi-fictional, autobiographical, anecdotal— to expose the pervasive and debilitating racism of America today.

Sadly, forswearing logic, analysis or reason for invented narratives only reinforces stereotypes about the intellectual capacities of nonwhites.
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So, Charles, you assumed the black patrons wanted chicken. That's racist.
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"The black man looked at the white bartender with a vexed expression and said: "Why didn't you tell us that when we walked in the place?" Because the Bar tender is NOT a FUCKNG min reader. Until someone ASKS no one knows.
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Proud Alt-Right White Guy: One of the most frustrating things about the truly stupid, such as yourself, is that they're too stupid to understand how profoundly stupid they really are, or why they're so pissed off all the time. But they're pissed off all the time because they're stupid, and stupid angry people, such as yourself, just don't do very well - in life, love, friendship, community, career, etcetera. I realize that this comment will only make you angrier, and I'd try to explain why but, you're just too damn dumb to understand any of it. As the buffoon you call your leader would say, SAD!
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Anyone who's been to the Bite of Seattle or even the Armory's Wok restaurant would know if they've run out of certain menu items, they have a sign up showing it as SOLD OUT. If any restaurant/bar can't be bothered with written notice, they should be bothered with saying something. At least.
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@10 fine, but does that exemplify racism in Seattle as the author is implying?
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Good lord, do you know how many people in America, in the world, are going into joints and ordering shit and they get all kinds of service, from fantastic to being treated like shit on a shoe, the reasons are infinite...maybe the bartender was being ultra PC and didn't want to offend, maybe he was busy, maybe he didn't give a shit, the truth is you really don't know, Charles. A reporter would have gone up and asked and maybe talked to him, maybe talked to the black family, and then written a really good article about the slippery slope PC world of now. Instead, you sat on your ass, drank your booze and thought some genius shit up ans then shared it here so others could pick and preen over your observations....what the hell, Charles?
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Oh. and Proud Alt-Right White Guy----you're a creation, a troll, and I would never call you a racist piece of shit...
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The conclusion to be drawn from this story is as clear as it is sad:

When Charles Mudede gets drunk, he starts to believe he can read minds.
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Hollow Nickle Menu (looks great):
½LB BURGER 11
Custom special blend seasoned, hand-made & cooked to order dressed with lettuce, tomato & onion
cheese 1 | bacon 2 | guacamole 2 |
add side of fries 3
BLACK BEAN BURGER & SALAD 13
Our family recipe made from scratch
cheese 1 | veggie bacon 2 | guacamole 2 |
add side of fries 3
GRILLED CHEESE & SALAD 9
On sourdough
bacon 2 | tomato 1 | veggie bacon 2
BLT & SALAD 11
On sourdough with avocado mayo
cheese 1 | guacamole 2 | add side of fries 3 |
veggie bacon available
JUNKYARD DOG & SALAD 8
Brooklyn Hot Dog Co. (organic and nitrate free) deep-fried and topped with Great Grandma’s homemade relish
bacon 2 | second dog 5
CHICKEN WINGS 12
Served with carrots, celery,
blue cheese
QUESADILLA 11
Guacamole and sour cream on the side
add chicken 2
HN SALAD 11
Mesclun greens, tomato, onion, cucumber, dried cranberries, walnuts, goat cheese
add chicken 2
BUFFALO CHICKEN WRAP 12
Spicy chicken, mixed greens, tomato, onion, cucumber, blue cheese dressing
NACHOS 11
Multi-layered home-made tortilla chips, melted cheese, black beans, pico de gallo, jalapeno, salsa, guacamole, drizzled sour cream
bacon 2 | chicken 2
CHICKEN TENDERS 8
Made from scratch daily, served with honey mustard & BBQ sauce
HAND-CUT FRIES 5
cheese 1 | bacon 2
FRIED PICKLES 6
Sliced & breaded in-house
GUACAMOLE 10
Home-made tortilla chips
SALSA & CHIPS 6
Home-made tortilla chips
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@15, How racist!
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Why does @robotslave, who self admittedly is white, comment so heavily on any story related to black people? And 100% of the time its some thinly veiled attack?

Dude, we get it. You hate black people. Move on.
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And Charles excuses himself from any actual role here, with a bulletproof vest of irony, by noting his Pinot Grigio. Pathetic, and of course he is insulated from this racist comment.
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#17: My guess would be micro-penis syndrome.
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I like that Charles relishes a more sophisticated racism. Classy.
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Charles, you know damn well , having come from a African-majority nation-state, that Africans-Called-Americans Here in the U.S. of A. are treated like an occupied peoples: They have been geographically divided on purpose. The purpose was and continues to be this: To prevent ANY semblance of racial sovereignty due to historical enmity emanating from MOST Euros. NEVER FORGET THIS SHIT BEGAN IN AFRICA!!!
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So-Called "Blacks" in the Americas should attempt to join both the U.N.P.O. & the C.S.S.T.C. --- https://foreignpolicy.com/2016/08/09/the… . . . REMEMBER THE WORDS OF PIERRE JALEE AND WALTER RODNEY!!!
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You know you are dealing with racial envy when non-Africans take the time to down-vote and castigate African/"Black" music on Internet sites . . . . --- https://www.youtube.com