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Kevin26_2
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"#BlackBrunchNYC Disrupts Diners To Protest Police Brutality (swipe)"


  

          

So there's a war on black people, and the front lines are at Whole Foods and brunch places? I don't quite get it...


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/05/black-brunch-disrupts-restaurants_n_6416844.html

In a seemingly new approach to demonstrating, protesters in New York interrupted patrons at various restaurants on Sunday to declare injustice in America and call attention to problematic policing tactics.

The event was part of a movement dubbed #BlackBrunch in which protesters purposely selected eateries across the city, or places they referred to as "white spaces," to voice their outrage over police violence against Blacks.

On Sunday, about three dozen demonstrators marched into restaurants and briefly interrupted mid-day meals as they read aloud the names of African Americans killed by police, Yahoo reports.

“There is a war on Black people in America that cannot be ignored and the Black Brunch tactic is one that is committed to interrupting ‘business as usual’ until the war against us has ended,” reads a statement written by #BlackBrunch organizers.

“Young Black leaders organized Black Brunch in response to the historic violence and unjust crimes committed against Black people in America,” the statement continues.

Some of the protests were held at popular New York City eateries including The Barking Dog, Lallisse, Maialino and Pershing Square. Meanwhile, across the country, similar protests also took place in restaurants in Oakland, California.

“We march, chant and sing together as we claim space in areas that are predominantly non-Black,” organizers wrote.

Organizers said this spin on sit-in style protests is a resistance tactic that was created by organizers in Oakland last year.

Many applauded the protests on Twitter while others weren’t too pleased with the momentary demonstration. Instead, some patrons saw the interruption as an inconvenience and subsequently expressed their frustration on social media.

  

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reminds me of the protest @ STL Opera House.
Jan 05th 2015
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that at least included
Jan 05th 2015
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      protest isn't supposed to be appropriate.
Jan 05th 2015
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I haven't heard enough *feelings* about this?
Jan 05th 2015
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It's not that much of a stretch.
Jan 05th 2015
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how is this a good look?
Jan 05th 2015
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      Who says all of those folks are liberal?
Jan 05th 2015
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      the liberal white brunchers should be so upset about
Jan 05th 2015
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Actually makes more sense than protesting in their own neighborhoods
Jan 05th 2015
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Ex-NYPD officer posts twitter threat against Black Brunch *link*
Jan 05th 2015
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and they say a database is a waste of time
Jan 05th 2015
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in today's edition of Telling on Yourself
Jan 05th 2015
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why is their first response almost always a threat of violence?
Jan 05th 2015
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I would have only question: Is it effective?
Jan 05th 2015
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We're talking about it
Jan 05th 2015
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      right but did it raise awareness regarding police brutality?
Jan 05th 2015
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           more importantly, did it affect change
Jan 05th 2015
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Why Brunch Diners though?
Jan 05th 2015
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nyc is so socially integrated i doubt anyone noticed
Jan 05th 2015
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SoWhat
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1. "reminds me of the protest @ STL Opera House."
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_7ErkQFduQ

fuck you.

  

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Kevin26_2
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4. "that at least included"
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some singing, so i feel like there was some artistic merit...

... that would have been more appropriate not during the event. maybe outside or across the street as people go in.

  

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11. "protest isn't supposed to be appropriate."
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the disruption is part of the point.

if ppl want the disruption to stop they're supposed to call their legislative rep/governor/prosecutor/et al and demand action on the issues raised by the protest. sure, at first the ppl are likely to be mad at the protestors and ignore the issue. that's why the protest continues until the ppl finally relent and demand action from __.

fuck you.

  

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2. "I haven't heard enough *feelings* about this?"
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how dare they interrupt bottomless mimosas?

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when I come around, they frown
then wanna dap me down
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Starbaby Jones
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3. "It's not that much of a stretch. "
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They're making those who are oblivious feel the same discomfort that we do on a regular. I think it's a good look.

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Kevin26_2
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6. "how is this a good look?"
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a protest in places that are utilized by mostly liberal white people? whats the nexus between liberal whites and police brutality?

put another way, how are brunch and whole foods protests going to move the movement (in a way that political / community organizing wouldn't)?

  

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Starbaby Jones
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7. "Who says all of those folks are liberal?"
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Mon Jan-05-15 04:13 PM by Starbaby Jones

  

          

After having lived in Plano, I can tell you plenty of conservative Bush-loving white folks shop at Whole Foods and brunch. Even if they are liberal, do you not think liberal white folks ignore the injustices black people face on a regular? It's a good look, because one of the main points of protesting is to put an issue in people's faces to pay attention. So, anything that brings recognition is a good look. Protest isn't supposed to be comfortable or compartmentalized. What good does it do to keep the protesting limited to black neighborhood?

http://soundcloud.com/forestbrooks

  

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12. "the liberal white brunchers should be so upset about"
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Mon Jan-05-15 04:48 PM by SoWhat

  

          

police brutality that they get on the horn to ___ and demand action. and/or they are shamed into participating in protest themselves b/c they're lefty-leaning liberals who don't want to be on the wrong side of history - like the ppl who are more upset that their brunch was disturbed than they are about innocent ppl being killed in the street like dogs by police who are sworn to protect them.

fuck you.

  

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PimpTrickGangstaClik
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5. "Actually makes more sense than protesting in their own neighborhoods"
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Take the riot to Brentwood not Watts

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KosherSam
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8. "Ex-NYPD officer posts twitter threat against Black Brunch *link*"
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https://hiphopwired.com/2015/01/05/black-brunch-protests-former-cop-threat/

*Jews you*

"this is okp tho, reading is completely optional" (c) desus

Proceed with caution. I am overtly racist.

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Atillah Moor
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9. "and they say a database is a waste of time"
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Mon Jan-05-15 04:19 PM by Atillah Moor

  

          

Hats off to this man though. I can see why they put him on the force.

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Everything looks like Oprah kissing Harvey Weinstein these days

  

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bentagain
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10. "in today's edition of Telling on Yourself"
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I'll shoot you

for protesting

me shooting you

gotta love NYPD logic folks

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16. "why is their first response almost always a threat of violence?"
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Yet we're supposed to be the brutish savages!

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"And I don't like niggas screamin 'live life' when you livin life like a pussy/Green dot goals get sent to my niggas, Lord pray I keep a'pushin!'" © Black Phil Collins

  

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13. "I would have only question: Is it effective?"
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I think any protest that fails this test needs to be re-examine.

If the only goal is to get publicity for the cause, this would be effective because people are writing about it.

But who read this story or was at that restaurant and didn't know anything about the ongoing issue of police brutality in the city?

If the goal is to get the brunch goers to act (call their congressman, etc.), I fail to see how this would be effective.

Happy to hear other ways this could be considered effective protesting.



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14. "We're talking about it"
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I am truly surprised by how many people think the protests have actually stopped

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15. "right but did it raise awareness regarding police brutality?"
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Kevin26_2
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17. "more importantly, did it affect change"
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or get a ball rolling somewhere to get police to act better? its good we're more "aware" but past awareness this doesnt seem effective

  

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18. "Why Brunch Diners though?"
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Population?
Space?
Demographic?

What variables were analyzed when deciding on bourgie brunch diners?

  

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19. "nyc is so socially integrated i doubt anyone noticed"
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:/

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