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Yorkshire cafe owner warns potential customers she 'doesn't bite' <snip>
http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | July 11, 2013 | Chris Brooke

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, don’t come in.

‘But if you prefer quality wholesome meals in a pleasant and clean environment, come in. I don’t bite!’

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Philosophy; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: prejudice; racist; sourcetitlenoturl; yorkshire
The NHS in the UK may have discovered a new allergy. Miss Kolleh is certainly hyper-sensitive.
1 posted on 07/14/2013 6:47:36 PM PDT by CreviceTool
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To: CreviceTool
I'm allergic to whiny biatches.

Does that count?

2 posted on 07/14/2013 6:49:10 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: CreviceTool

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.


3 posted on 07/14/2013 6:50:54 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Whatever promise that God has made, in Jesus it is yes. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

If I were in the area, I’d stop and eat there just because of the sign.


4 posted on 07/14/2013 6:53:15 PM PDT by dinodino
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To: CreviceTool

” 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?


5 posted on 07/14/2013 6:55:43 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: dinodino
If I were in the area, I’d stop and eat there just because of the sign.

Hey...I'd give it a shot. Not sure I'd like African or Caribbean cuisine, but I could probably find something that would suit my palate.

In Texas, if you decide you don't want to eat in a BBQ joint just because it's owned and operated by an African-American, you're probably missing out on the best plate of BBQ you'll get for miles.

This is merely my anecdotal experience here...your mileage may vary. ;-)
6 posted on 07/14/2013 7:00:54 PM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: CreviceTool
"serves British, African and Caribbean food at the cafe"

I'd definitely walk out if I saw that a restaurant served British food.

7 posted on 07/14/2013 7:01:22 PM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: CreviceTool

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?


8 posted on 07/14/2013 7:05:17 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: max americana

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.


9 posted on 07/14/2013 7:05:48 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Sooth2222

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...


10 posted on 07/14/2013 7:06:23 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Separated by a common language.)
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To: CreviceTool

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.


11 posted on 07/14/2013 7:07:22 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: CreviceTool

The irony is that here in the states black people get indignant when they have to serve whites...


12 posted on 07/14/2013 7:08:48 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: CreviceTool

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?
OR
WHAT THEY WANT US TO WANT??????


13 posted on 07/14/2013 7:13:38 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 --Inside every 'older' man there is a 'younger' man wondering "WTF happened")
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To: CreviceTool
"come in. I don’t bite!"

Does she spit?

14 posted on 07/14/2013 7:29:12 PM PDT by YHAOS
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To: xrmusn
"CAN SOMEONE MAKE UP THEIR COLLECTIVE MIND AS TO WHAT THEY WANT?"

I think mostly they want Whites to feel guilty. I don't have a theory about this particular Black women, living in Yorkshire.

15 posted on 07/14/2013 7:34:16 PM PDT by YHAOS
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To: jsanders2001

Bingo. What’s next, Chinese restaurants having problems serving whites? These race-baiters are something, aren’t they?


16 posted on 07/14/2013 7:40:53 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: dinodino
If I were in the area, I’d stop and eat there just because of the sign.

Ditto!

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.

17 posted on 07/14/2013 7:45:08 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: xrmusn

> CAN SOMEONE MAKE UP THEIR COLLECTIVE MIND AS TO WHAT THEY WANT?
OR
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?


18 posted on 07/14/2013 7:49:35 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: CreviceTool

how long has she been in bitness in that racist cracka town?


19 posted on 07/14/2013 7:50:01 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Milton Miteybad
Not sure I'd like African or Caribbean cuisine

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.

20 posted on 07/14/2013 7:50:49 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: null and void

She was whining about a non-problem that is all in her head


21 posted on 07/14/2013 7:53:21 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: dinodino
Way back in the 80's 5 of us from NC had to do a job in Queens at a pasta factory. First day for lunch we wondered down the screet and found a l'il hole-in-the-wall restaurant with this black lady behind the counter. As soon as we spoke her face lit up. She was from Salisbury and very happy to "hear from home". She fed us royally for the whole week. When I was a l'il juvenile delinquent the black lady at the detention center was a welcome sight. At Ft Bragg I used to love goin to "The Sundowner" for some serious soul food.

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:^)

22 posted on 07/14/2013 7:53:34 PM PDT by CopperTop
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To: jsanders2001

^ referring to race baiting liars, not good respectful black people...


23 posted on 07/14/2013 7:57:02 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: GeronL

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.

YMMV


24 posted on 07/14/2013 7:57:27 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: null and void

I would avoid that place like the plague


25 posted on 07/14/2013 8:01:42 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: null and void

You’ve had a Liberian dish? What the heck is “Liberian” cuisine?


26 posted on 07/14/2013 8:07:56 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: GeronL

I’m glad to hear that.


27 posted on 07/14/2013 8:10:14 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: YHAOS
"come in. I don’t bite!"
Does she spit?


Only in the food.
28 posted on 07/14/2013 8:13:55 PM PDT by Freedom_Fighter_2001
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To: workerbee
What the heck is “Liberian” cuisine?

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.

29 posted on 07/14/2013 8:18:47 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: Freedom_Fighter_2001
"Does she spit?
Only in the food.
"

Well . . . In this case, probably not, but . . .
That is the defining issue.

30 posted on 07/14/2013 9:01:56 PM PDT by YHAOS
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To: CreviceTool

Made me hungry just reading the article.

Also noticed “Southern American Style Buffet” on her chalkboard.

Gonna go raid the fridge now...midnight snack.


31 posted on 07/14/2013 9:08:13 PM PDT by moovova
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To: null and void

I’ve had occasion to try Ethiopian, Caribbean, and “soul food.” Loved them all!


32 posted on 07/14/2013 9:14:42 PM PDT by stillonaroll
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To: Milton Miteybad
'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.I lived in the UK for several years and this is pure bull sh-t.

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.

33 posted on 07/14/2013 11:46:30 PM PDT by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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To: null and void

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!


34 posted on 07/15/2013 4:04:02 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: CopperTop

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.


35 posted on 07/15/2013 4:05:42 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Sooth2222

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.


36 posted on 07/15/2013 8:24:37 AM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: CreviceTool

That sign would make me nervous. She might spit in Whitey’s food, but she don’t bite.


37 posted on 07/15/2013 11:43:12 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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