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Cracker Barrel refuses church group

Discussion in 'Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by rivergator, Jun 19, 2019.

  1. wgbgator

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    Yep, exactly, which is why even wearing an inflammatory shirt or MAGA hat might get you the boot from some places. Most business owners just want to avoid any kind of disturbance, and they aren't going to take any chances in some cases.
     
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  2. WESGATORS

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    I'm fine with any private business turning away said people.

    Go GATORS!
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  3. channingcrowderhungry

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    We had two city council members in the previous race want to host meet and greet events at our establishment. We came to the same conclusion, it just wasn't worth any kind of issue, and declined.

    We did get a 1* online review once from someone that claimed they were kicked out for wearing a MAGA hat, which 100% never happened. But it made me laugh.
     
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  4. gator_fever

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    Do you think they would boot a group of black people wearing MAGA hats? Public accommodation designated places?
     
  5. gator_fever

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    BS if they tried that with a minority group they would stop quick when the lawsuits started. A standalone bar could but not restaurants or hotels etc.
     
  6. wgbgator

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    What makes you think in a world where this is completely at the whim of the individual owner/management that you can make any absolute statements about who would or wouldn't be booted from a particular establishment?
     
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  7. wgbgator

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    You seem to think that black people or minorities have some kind of immunity from being removed from places.
     
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  8. gator_fever

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    I am telling you 100% if they did that with a group of minorities wearing MAGA hats that it would stop quick once the lawsuit was filed. My belief is a big chain wouldn't even attempt it or would override the local manager very quickly if they did it to a group of minorities.
     
  9. gator_fever

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    They do in a way if they aren't causing any trouble at the place because of those public accommodation laws.
     
  10. madgator

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    How can you not image what has already been proven to occur? Kind of admitting that you're not living in or accepting reality.....


    it's happening everywhere

    https://nypost.com/2018/04/25/judge-bars-are-allowed-to-throw-out-trump-supporters/
    Man in "MAGA" hat kicked out of NYC bar, but is it legal to ask Donald Trump supporters to leave?
    Restaurant manager fired for refusing service to man in MAGA hat
    Restaurants kicking out Trump supporters: Unlike race or religion, it's legal
     
  11. OaktownGator

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    A group of black people wearing what?!

    Joking aside, context matters. A group of people wearing MAGA hats in a heavy Trump area won't get any resistance at all. They are all on the same team.

    A group of people wearing Trump hats in Compton, regardless of their skin color, is asking for serious trouble, and most businesses won't want that trouble in their business.

    It's all about context and largely whether someone is trying to instigate problems or presents a threat to other people.
     
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  12. wgbgator

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    Put it this way, unless the business owner admits that they were ejected for being a member of their race, they probably aren't going to get in any kind of legal trouble. Some people might get mad (rightfully even), like that Starbucks incident, but ultimately, that was a PR issue. There are a million things a business owner can hide behind to eject people, especially minorities.
     
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  13. madgator

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    Valid point.....

    not to mention we've seen many instances of police being denied service
     
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  15. madgator

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    Outside of places like Oakland.....this does exist.

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  16. gator_fever

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    I am merely stating reality that denying minorities at a public accommodation place based on beliefs that were shown by social media would never fly legally when they filed a suit claiming they had done nothing wrong in the place and were being singled out for being a minority with those beliefs. It wouldn't matter if they barred white people for the same reason.
     
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    Yup got exactly the reaction he was looking for. Way to stand your ground in a vape shop. Two idiots locked in battle, neither won.
     
  18. OaktownGator

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    Again, I am saying that it depends on context. If the group was in an area where their attire was viewed as antagonistic and offensive to most patrons, they could easily be removed.

    Agree that it is less likely to occur with members of a protected class.
     
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  20. wgbgator

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    Tell that to those black guys at Starbucks that got removed for doing nothing at all.
     
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