Skip to comments.Yorkshire cafe owner warns potential customers she 'doesn't bite' <snip>
Posted on 07/14/2013 6:47:36 PM PDT by CreviceTool
'I am a black woman. If you are allergic to black people, don't come in': Yorkshire cafe owner warns potential customers she 'doesn't bite' after previous bad reactions
- Martha-Renee Kolleh put the sign up because of how she had been treated - She said some customers walk out when they see the colour of her skin - Mother-of-two serves British, African and Caribbean food at the cafe
When customers walk into her cafe, only to walk straight back out again, Martha-Renée Kolleh insists it has nothing to do with the prices or the decor.
The problem, she says, is racial prejudice.
In an almost exclusively white town, she believes some people do not like being served by a black woman.
So Miss Kolleh, 46, decided to do something about it, posting a notice outside the cafe which reads: Attention! Everyone be aware I am a black woman and always will be. If you are allergic to black people, dont come in.
But if you prefer quality wholesome meals in a pleasant and clean environment, come in. I dont bite!
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Does that count?
Well, droll humor is certainly superior to vicious hate. Let her put her sign up. I only wish that whites in black territory could do the same. She probably does serve a nice lunch.
If I were in the area, I’d stop and eat there just because of the sign.
” she believes some people do not like being served by a black woman.”
I don’t have a problem. Went to a strip club 3 weeks ago, a black woman after dancing onstage served me beer and..oh you mean, in a restaurant?
I'd definitely walk out if I saw that a restaurant served British food.
Perhaps the UK has changed since I spent quite a bit of time there in the 1980s, but I was always amazed that they never even seemed to notice the color of skin. But, then I realized that their blacks are the same as their whites—no giant chip on their shoulder or disdain for success and education. They were all just Brits with a shared culture and language.
I wonder if she’s been watching Al Sharpton on American TV and she’s the problem and not her skin color?
Whites dont have a problem getting their food served by a black woman. Its other race baiting black people that have told you that lie.
There’s a such thing as British Food? Who knew? And here I thought Kidney Pie and Spotted Dick were medical conditions or movie jokes...
I find it hard to believe that this is still a problem in England, she must be rather unpleasant is my guess. Is she a West Indian? Those dames can get quite cranky.
The irony is that here in the states black people get indignant when they have to serve whites...
By gum! This gets harder to understand everyday.
Back in the day when ‘WE’??? ‘owned’ slaves didn’t ‘they’ get upset because ONLY blacks served meals?
Didn’t a ‘Chef’ in America lose her job, TV show, had books cancelled because she want an 1800’s theme wedding, in costume and period styles?
Now we have this woman ‘raising hell’ because (in her ‘feeble’ mind) whites don’t want to be served by her.
CAN SOMEONE MAKE UP THEIR COLLECTIVE MIND AS TO WHAT THEY WANT?
WHAT THEY WANT US TO WANT??????
Does she spit?
I think mostly they want Whites to feel guilty. I don't have a theory about this particular Black women, living in Yorkshire.
Bingo. What’s next, Chinese restaurants having problems serving whites? These race-baiters are something, aren’t they?
And if the food and service are good, I just might become a regular. I appreciate someone who can forthrightly address a problem, rather than just whine about it.
> CAN SOMEONE MAKE UP THEIR COLLECTIVE MIND AS TO WHAT THEY WANT?
WHAT THEY WANT US TO WANT??????
Its really simple. They want to get PAIDDDD by the white man. Its about the dinero. Their outrage is feigned. What else do you expect from liars?
how long has she been in bitness in that racist cracka town?
Me neither. I really like Ethiopian food, but Africa is a big place, and doubtless the cuisines vary wildly across the continent. I've had one Liberian dish that was, well, odd. It had little crabs still in the shell, snails and was rather slimy due to an abundance of okra.
I like every Cuban dish I've tried, though.
She was whining about a non-problem that is all in her head
Yup, I reckon you could say I'm a "creepy-azz cracka" the way I've followed black folk around. Those folks that turn around-n-leave means an open seat fer me. Hehehe. d:^)
^ referring to race baiting liars, not good respectful black people...
Perhaps. But she didn’t stew in it building up a head of self-righteous steam. She faced it head on. That scores some points in my book.
I would avoid that place like the plague
You’ve had a Liberian dish? What the heck is “Liberian” cuisine?
I’m glad to hear that.
Beats me. This one dish I had looked a little like fried rice in that it was a bunch of stuff mixed with rice on a plate. Only it wasn't fried. It was slimy, glutinous, oddly spiced, had recognizable bits of snail, thumb sized whole crab, unidentifiable more-or-less meat-like bits, and was not particularity pleasing to my palate.
Well . . . In this case, probably not, but . . .
That is the defining issue.
Made me hungry just reading the article.
Also noticed “Southern American Style Buffet” on her chalkboard.
Gonna go raid the fridge now...midnight snack.
I’ve had occasion to try Ethiopian, Caribbean, and “soul food.” Loved them all!
In relationship to Texas Barbecue joints owned by black owners you are 101% right. They serve up some of the best that you can get and the patrons are black and white. The patrons of those Barbecue joints buy because it is good.
Never had African food, but I love Caribbean food. That was one of the bonuses of moving to South Florida, some kick butt Jerk Chicken and pumpkin rice!
Had a similar experience in DC area. Went into a ‘soul food’ restaurant. Being from Georgia, I told the woman that we didn’t call it ‘soul food’, we called it ‘supper.’ She got tickled over that, LOL.
Remember Britain and England are not the same.
So you’d be boycotting Scottish, N Irish and Welsh food. All of whom make and produce wonderful food. And to be honest, English food (and I say this as a Scot) isn’t as bad as myth makes it out to be.
That sign would make me nervous. She might spit in Whitey’s food, but she don’t bite.