Portland bakery fires two employees for refusing service to a black customer after closing time

In one statement, the bakery admitted that the employees did not necessarily do anything wrong, “this is more about how a black woman was made to feel” at the business.

American Thinker: It turns out that the comedy TV series Portlandia may be a documentary. KOMO-TV, a Seattle station, reports on the latest manifestation of absurdity emanating from a city so absurd that it generated its own parody television series:

Two employees of a bakery in Northeast Portland were fired earlier this month for denying a black woman service because the business had closed.

“Back To Eden Bakery” released several public apologies and statements following the incident, before letting the employees go. In one Facebook post, the bakery’s co-owner wrote, “We are doing business in a gentrified neighborhood in a racist city within a racist state of a racist country.”

In one statement, “Back To Eden Bakery” says that according to its own surveillance video, a black woman named “Lillian”, who is well known in the area as a “professional equity activist”, entered at 9:06 p.m., after the bakery’s closing time. Employees had also turned off the “Open” sign, but several customers (all white) who had already ordered were still inside. Two other white women who went to the bakery two minutes before “Lillian”, and were also informed that the business was closed for the night.  MORE HERE

21 Comments on Portland bakery fires two employees for refusing service to a black customer after closing time

  1. When in doubt, assume it is a Professional Equity Activist shakedown. Begin coughing heavily, and spit phlegm in the trashcan, but be generous and friendly as you double over in a hacking fit while reaching for that last eclair..

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  2. “this is more about how a black woman was made to feel at the business”.

    No one made her feel anything, except she herself.

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  3. And if they had served the people after closing they would have been in trouble for unauthorized overtime.

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  4. In this case the Back to Eden bakery may be cited as an authority on racism; they’ve got it down cold.

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  5. Apparently it’s ok to ignore Open and Closed signs. Kinda like Men and Women signs on bathroom doors.

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  6. Per owners statement, “they were fired because “sometimes impact outweighs intent.”

    Just imagine if Comey had applied the same low bar to Hillary’s bathroom server, we wouldn’t be wasting time and $$$ on this nonsense today.

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  7. I wonder how long the jackass lurked around waiting to see the closed sign hung before pushing through the door.

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  8. Turn the ‘open’ sign off and LOCK THE DOORS YOU F’IN MORONS!!!!! Then there is no interaction to be worried about. When the woman bangs on the door an employee goes up to her . When the customers inside want to leave open the door, let them out, and lock the door again!

    There are a lot of stupid people in this world. These business owners are included in that group.

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  9. “this is more about how a black woman was made to feel at the business”.
    “sometimes impact outweighs intent.”
    The thing about “feelings” is one can move the goalposts when ever and to what ever they want. Two can play that game, no?

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  10. Wrongful termination, plus intentional infliction of emotional distress

    Sue the bastards through the floor

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  11. “this is more about how a black woman was made to feel at the business”.

    What if the black woman is lying about her feelings because of a racial grievance-based Münchausen syndrome will get her a few thousand dollars?

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