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NY City Council Member Barron And Community Leaders Oppose Denny’s in East New York
Black Star News ^ | January 13, 2014 | Special to the Black Star

Posted on 01/13/2014 6:26:43 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Brooklyn - Council Member Inez Barron is opposed to her Council district being the site for Denny’s Restaurant reported new location on Pennsylvania Ave between Linden Boulevard and Stanley Avenue.

“It is insulting for Denny’s to seek to come into a community that is Black and Latino. Just as we fought successfully to keep Wal-Mart with a similar history of discrimination and low wage workers with minimal benefits from coming to our community, we will wage the battles necessary to keep Denny’s out,” Councilmember Barron says.

"Denny’s racist and discriminatory past cannot be ignored. In 1994, Denny’s paid out an historic $54 million in a class-action suit after black customers all across the United States were discriminated against, refused service, and forced to wait for their food for long periods of time. They were even forced to pay more than white customers. Even recently, in 2011, Denny’s settled another class-action lawsuit for $1.3 million after being sued for not reasonably accommodating a disabled person. This is unacceptable," she adds.

On the same block where Denny’s plans to open, there are a plethora of such institutions including McDonald’s, Popeye’s, White Castle, Burger King, Checkers and Wendy’s - and a Subways is a block away.

“We don’t need any more unhealthy fast food restaurants paying slave wages in our neighborhood. Enough is enough. Moreover, East New York deserves better. We will not let up in the fight against Denny’s,” Barron says.

Currently, Councilmember Barron is looking towards legal action along with seeking a meeting with owners to apprise them of our community’s opposition to such a disrespectful commercial business coming into an already overcrowded fast food strip.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; US: New York
KEYWORDS: billdeblasio; brooklyn; burgerking; checkers; chirlanemccray; demagogicparty; dennys; employment; food; inezbarron; mcdonalds; newyork; newyorkcity; popeyes; subway; unemployment; walmart; wendys; whitecastle
Wonder what the black unemployment rate is in Brooklyn?
1 posted on 01/13/2014 6:26:43 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Doesn’t New York City have a racist and discriminatory past, when you get right down to it?


2 posted on 01/13/2014 6:28:11 PM PST by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why would Dennys want to go there? Don’t they care if their employees get tips?


3 posted on 01/13/2014 6:31:04 PM PST by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why not. They frequent Denny’s.


4 posted on 01/13/2014 6:31:53 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“It is insulting for Denny’s to seek to come into a community that is Black and Latino."

Fine.

Open a Sambo's then.

5 posted on 01/13/2014 6:31:54 PM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Amazing that they want to fight Denny’s isn’t it? Do they want to drive all economic development and jobs out of there? Does any business have to pass muster with the PC police?

How is minimum wage considered slave wages? What are slave wages? Isn’t it a fact that slaves do not get paid for their work? What are these people smoking? Are they liberal?


6 posted on 01/13/2014 6:33:31 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

When I was in high school we didn’t have a Denny’s around, but there was a Sambos we used to hang out at on a late night out.


7 posted on 01/13/2014 6:36:28 PM PST by Teotwawki (For a person to get a thing without paying for it, another must pay for it without getting it.)
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To: freekitty

Denny’s is where they go to fight. Do a Youtube search on Denny’s.


8 posted on 01/13/2014 6:39:01 PM PST by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This person should demand an end to all jobs in her district


9 posted on 01/13/2014 6:39:55 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: AppyPappy

I thought it was Chuck E Cheese


10 posted on 01/13/2014 6:40:44 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: AppyPappy

I took your advice and YouTubed Denny’s. Out popped a string of clips of black patrons fighting. Unbelievable.


11 posted on 01/13/2014 6:45:00 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (15 years of FReeping! Congratulations EEE!!)
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To: Teotwawki

12 posted on 01/13/2014 6:45:08 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Seriously. It’s like a law. You must fight at Denny’s.


13 posted on 01/13/2014 6:51:13 PM PST by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: GeronL

Chuck is more of a man-woman fight place. Divorced couples brawling at kids birthday parties.


14 posted on 01/13/2014 6:51:59 PM PST by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Who cares?

So let this brain damaged twit do it to “her people”.

She’s a screaming racist, filled with hate towards Americans.

Let her kill all the business in her district. Eventually nature will take its course and everyone will leave, except a desperate few, like Detroit.

There are no high paying businesses clamoring to get in. And no “entrepeneurs” who will magically start and run something better.

The woman is a moron in addition to being a bigot. Let her mistakes take her where they inevitably end up.


15 posted on 01/13/2014 6:52:29 PM PST by Regulator
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
In the words of a famous black martyr:

"Can we all just get along?"

16 posted on 01/13/2014 6:55:19 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: Regulator

Yet every day a new enterprise heads here, if not a dozen.


17 posted on 01/13/2014 6:55:20 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

LOL, I’m sure Gordon Ramsey, et al. will be flocking to open gourmet restaurants once they see the warm and welcoming attitude of the “community leaders”.


18 posted on 01/13/2014 6:56:51 PM PST by jocon307
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
By the way, have the PC police figured out that Little Black Sambo is set in South India? Ain't no tigers in Africa. But don't confuse the Victim Stasi with the facts.

I loved that book when I was little. (Notice that he's the hero of the story, right? I thought it was felonious not to have positive books about people of "color.") Meanwhile, I was puzzled about how tigers could turn into butter, but I can't say it bothered me deeply.

19 posted on 01/13/2014 6:57:34 PM PST by SamuraiScot
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“East New York deserves better.”

No it doesn’t, it’s an absolute shiite hole! One of the worst, if not the worst, neighborhood in NYC.


20 posted on 01/13/2014 6:59:49 PM PST by Batman11 (Obama is not American.. he has no clue what it is to be American.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I have been served by or sat near blacks and latinos in a Denny’s many times and several decades ago I served people of both groups in a similar chain restaurant. Everybody eats pancakes or burgers one time or another.


21 posted on 01/13/2014 7:02:39 PM PST by jimfree (In November 2016 my 13 y/o granddaughter will have more quality exec experience than Barack Obama)
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To: Flycatcher

Their food tasted better back when it was Sambo’s.... or my taste buds have changed. I don’t care too much for Denny’s fare.


22 posted on 01/13/2014 7:06:43 PM PST by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Democrats are race hustlers and racists. No more complicated than that.

Anything that could potentially get black people off the liberal plantation (like maybe jobs?) must be stopped.

Now there must be someone that will stand up and say that. Quit cringing when these bullying racists open their mouths.


23 posted on 01/13/2014 7:17:53 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Council Member Inez Barron is opposed to her Council district being the site for Denny’s Restaurant reported new location on Pennsylvania Ave between Linden Boulevard and Stanley Avenue.

Fine, then open a Sam's Famous Pizzeria.

24 posted on 01/13/2014 7:27:26 PM PST by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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To: AppyPappy
with most of the started by a bunch of hair hatted hooligans...
25 posted on 01/13/2014 7:31:59 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Batman11
“East New York deserves better.” No it doesn’t, it’s an absolute shiite hole! One of the worst, if not the worst, neighborhood in NYC.

THAT'S for sure! You would not want to take a wrong turn and find yourself in THAT nabe. My first teaching assignment was in that area. You simply did NOT go out for lunch. You parked your car in the morning and left very promptly after school. I remember how excited we were to see a white kid in the school. There was just that one.

There are wall-to-wall fast food joints in the area, so what's the big deal about adding a Denny's? Charles Barron is a very radical Black Nationalist, so it must have something to do with Denny's politics.

26 posted on 01/13/2014 7:35:00 PM PST by EinNYC
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
how many people do you suppose that she employs.......

I thought so!

27 posted on 01/13/2014 7:39:05 PM PST by terycarl
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To: EinNYC

Ein, as a young banker, many years ago, I was sent to cover for someone at a branch in the City Line section of East NY. It was quite an experience, to say the least. In later years, when I was running the bank, I never traveled there without my security guys who were all former NYPD officers. I am glad you survived your time there! Many don’t!


28 posted on 01/13/2014 7:48:11 PM PST by Batman11 (Obama is not American.. he has no clue what it is to be American.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“It is insulting for Denny’s to seek to come into a community that is Black and Latino.

That is as racist as it gets.

29 posted on 01/13/2014 7:51:29 PM PST by RobinOfKingston (Democrats--the party of Evil. Republicans--the party of Stupid.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Denny’s isn’t fast food, and the workforce and store management is is not usually white.


30 posted on 01/13/2014 8:03:04 PM PST by sunrise_sunset
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To: umgud
I don’t care too much for Denny’s fare.

On seperate occasions, my wife and I got food poisoning at the local Denny's.

(I tried to warn her)

31 posted on 01/13/2014 8:05:58 PM PST by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just because one Lenny’s employee from decades ago did a bad thing doesn’t mean all of them are bad guys!


32 posted on 01/13/2014 8:36:43 PM PST by grundle
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To: Batman11

Glad YOU survived your time there. I’ve been posted in several VERY rough schools. And it always seems that most of the teachers who are assaulted and hospitalized are male teachers. I don’t know why. I deal with, “F__ you b___h, we gonna find you after school and jump you”, “F___ you b___h, I gonna kill you wid a knife/gun”, “F___ you b___h, I gonna end/snuff/kill you”, etc. My standard reply? “You and whose army? ‘Cos I don’t see anybody here except you and me.” For some reason, that seems to deflate them.


33 posted on 01/13/2014 9:27:19 PM PST by EinNYC
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They were going to build a WalMart in my neighborhood last year, but some local poverty pimps made so much noise about it that they chased WalMart away. They claimed that WalMart doesn’t pay a “living wage”. I was so mad that I went to the town hall meeting and got in their faces about it.
“What gives you the right to deny employment to somebody who needs a job, just because you don’t think they’d make enough money? It’s that kind of self-righteous fake altruism that makes people hate liberals!”


34 posted on 01/13/2014 9:49:05 PM PST by jespasinthru (Proud member of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy)
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To: Batman11

“No it doesn’t, it’s an absolute shiite hole! One of the worst, if not the worst, neighborhood in NYC.”

Is this location anywhere near P.S.106 where the Black, mink-wrapped, BMW-drivin’ principal who is making a six-figure income and doesn’t show up for work? I think that was in Far Rockaway.


35 posted on 01/13/2014 10:31:07 PM PST by vette6387
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To: vette6387

I worked for the company years ago. Back when the Denny’s lawsuit was over, we all had to attend “diversity training”

In the diversity training class, it was always about how minorities should be treated. I raised my hand and asked this question. “Where is the discussion about minorities being diverse in their attitudes towards non minorities...it seems it is only the other way around”

I quit shortly after..


36 posted on 01/13/2014 11:38:59 PM PST by neverbluffer
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To: jimfree
"forced to wait for their food for long periods of time"

Uh, I'm white, and that's pretty much standard for EVERYONE who goes to Denny's.

Can I get some of that lawsuit $?

37 posted on 01/13/2014 11:50:11 PM PST by boop (Liberal religion. No rules, just right!)
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To: jespasinthru

When Wal-Mart opened in my town a few years ago, people were happy to have them; thousands of people applied for a few hundred jobs, and everyone saves a lot by shopping there. They built on land that probably couldn’t be used for much else (in a swamp, near garbage dumps); everyone came out ahead.


38 posted on 01/14/2014 3:14:14 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: sunrise_sunset

“Denny’s isn’t fast food, and the workforce and store management is is not usually white.”

I was wondering why they were being compared to Pop-Eyes and McDonalds; it is certainly a step up from that puke.


39 posted on 01/14/2014 3:15:40 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: boop
"forced to wait for their food for long periods of time"
Uh, I'm white, and that's pretty much standard for EVERYONE who goes to Denny's.

Just before the lawsuit mrs. jimfree and I were part of a large group in a Maryland Denny's. She was not served at all.

40 posted on 01/14/2014 3:33:25 AM PST by jimfree (In November 2016 my 13 y/o granddaughter will have more quality exec experience than Barack Obama)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Last Saturday, January the 11th was my and my wife’s birthday. Denny’s has always given a free breakfast to a birthday person.

We had a black waiter, a side order of ham and toast was an additional $1.47, I produced a ten spot and told the waiter to keep the change.

I guess I am racist for tipping such an ungodly amount.


41 posted on 01/14/2014 3:39:00 AM PST by eastforker (Cruz for steam in 2016)
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To: EinNYC

“Glad YOU survived your time there. I’ve been posted in several VERY rough schools. And it always seems that most of the teachers who are assaulted and hospitalized are male teachers. I don’t know why. I deal with, “F__ you b___h, we gonna find you after school and jump you”, “F___ you b___h, I gonna kill you wid a knife/gun”, “F___ you b___h, I gonna end/snuff/kill you”, etc. My standard reply? “You and whose army? ‘Cos I don’t see anybody here except you and me.” For some reason, that seems to deflate them.”

Yikes, I hope you were getting battle pay! I have done a lot of coaching over the years and have dealt with some tough inner city kids who would go out of their way to push you, to see if you will push back. If you do they almost always back off. One good thing, once you deal with that environment and that kind of behavior, you can pretty much handle anything. Kudos to you for fighting the good fight!


42 posted on 01/14/2014 12:04:45 PM PST by Batman11 (Obama is not American.. he has no clue what it is to be American.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks 2ndDivisionVet.


43 posted on 01/19/2014 9:28:06 AM PST by SunkenCiv (;http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Council Member Inez Barron needs to open her eyes.

Black neighborhoods, black cities and black countries do poorly compared to white, Asian, Indian, Hispanic, et al neighborhoods, cities and countries because the underlying ideas behind black thinking are stupid. It’s almost always ‘what works in the short run’ rather than ‘what works in the long run’.

Stopping Denny’s or Walmart from coming into a community does NOT make the men in the community start businesses. It doesn’t make them responsible.

That’s unicorn thinking.

In the short run Inez Barron will feel good about herself. In the long run people in her community will pay more for less without a Walmart or a Denny’s. Pay ‘more for less’ long enough and the community become poorer... The woman’s an idiot.


44 posted on 01/19/2014 11:31:49 AM PST by GOPJ ("Remember who the real enemy is... ")
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