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Oklahoma restaurant refuses to serve "freaks, f*ggots," welfare recipients, people with disabilities

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gaywrites:

TW: Ableism, homophobia, racism, slurs

The owner of a restaurant in Oklahoma is facing well-deserved backlash online after making a series of comments implying that he doesn’t want to serve gays, Muslims, disabled people, welfare recipients, Democrats or other “freaks.”

It started when Matt Gard claimed that Gary James, the owner of Gary’s Chicaros restaurant, banned him from the restaurant because he’s in a wheelchair. From there, it was brought to the media’s attention that the restaurant’s official t-shirt uses racist and homophobic slurs to list who’s not welcome, paired with the image of a target. And Gary’s comments on the matter didn’t refute it. 

James doesn’t deny that he thinks some people shouldn’t patronize his restaurant. “Well if you work, you own a business, pay your taxes, you’re more than welcome here,” he told KFOR. “If you’re on welfare, stay at home and spend my money, there. I don’t deal with these people walking down the street with no jobs on welfare.”

Gard also claims that James has routinely turned away customers for decades. “He doesn’t like certain people of race, color, ethnicity,” Gard said of James.

James told KFOR that he’s owned Gary’s Chicaros for 44 years, so he “think[s] I can spot a freak or a f*ggot.”

PS: Because Oklahoma doesn’t have anti-discrimination protections in place for LGBT people, it’s legal under state law to refuse restaurant service to a person because they’re gay. This is the world we live in.

PPS: This is the restaurant’s Yelp page. Do with it what you will. 

This is infuriating.

friendlycloud:

gynocraticgrrl:

Angelina Jolie has appealed to the United Nations Security Council to try and stop sexual violence in war zones. The actress, who is also a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations, told members it was “their responsibility” to act. She said: “Rape is a tool of war. It is an act of aggression and a crime against humanity.”

"It is inflicted intentionally to destroy the woman, the family and the community. It ruins lives and fuels conflict.

The United Nations charter is clear. You, the Security Council, have primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security.”

After Angelina spoke, the UN Security Council voted unanimously to pass a resolution recognising that rape can exacerbate conflicts and delay peace. (Report by Sarah Johnston).

Angelina Jolie urges UN to end rape in war zones

This is using celebrity in the best way possible.

After that nobody dared to vote against what she said.

I love Angelina

(Source: exgynocraticgrrl)

youurlove:

Junius Stinney was the youngest person in America to be executed on death row in 1944 at age 14. He was quickly accused by the (white police) of ‘killing’ two little (white girls) with lack of evidence. His conviction and sentencing opened and closed in one day. There were no witnesses called and there was no transcript of the trial details and black people were not allowed inside the courtroom during that time.


[I always repost this because i don’t want anyone to forget about him!]

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