Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Club closes because of suspected gang bangers

Well it seems a club in Boston that was hosting a party for Harvard and Yale alums this weekend, was closed because there was a line of African Americans waiting to get in and someone from the club's management said to have seen "local gang bangers" outside. But there weren't any gang bangers, just Harvard and Yale alums. You can read more about this incident below, source is below with the full story.

A party for black Harvard and Yale alums at a Boston club this weekend was shut down just after 11pm. Why? The club owner was concerned that a long line of black people outside would make the club look bad.

A group of recent graduates had sold tickets in advance for a party at a new Boston club, Cure, to follow Saturday's Harvard-Yale game. By 10:30pm, though, club management freaked out and claimed it had seen "local gang bangers" around, despite the strict guest-list policy implemented by organizers. At first they demanded that guests show student ID — not exactly practical given the fact that it was a party aimed at alums — and then eventually shut down the entire club.

"We were perceived as a threat because of our skin color," wrote one organizer, Michael Beal, in the email below. "I am further dismayed that after having spent the last few hours with the club owner, I do not believe him to be a racist; which only adds to my consternation around what this event says about race relations in our country."
Source

What are your thoughts on this incident?

Friday, November 19, 2010

Racist woman assaults mailman

A USPS letter carrier named Hugson Jean was fired after this incident where a white woman used a racial slur and assaulted him. This is just insane how he got fired for this after staying calm as this lady went off on him.