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More Drama at East Lake Texico

Posted by ALmod on January 23, 2008

Correction:  Gwen Webb was a speaker addressing the City Council.  The person who was allegedly attacked was Kathleen Bullard.

The old owner was put out of business. Now there’s a new owner. Problems are solved for the community, right? Wrong.

The lynch mob is back

Now we have problems that the former owner and his family is allowed to have any employment whatsoever. All without any kind of criminal conviction. Further, they have issues that the new owner is Vietnamese. Great country we live in, eh?

But I think the following quote from Gwen Webb (from the Birmingham Weekly blog) says it all.

Several councilors and speakers at the council meeting took issue with the Vietamese owners not hiring black employees.

“They will allow the Mexicans to come in and hire them, but they will not allow black people to come in where the Vietnamese have businesses,” one speaker, Gwen Webb, said.

Now, you may remember that I blogged on this back when the first store owner was being targeted by this crowd. And here is a link to that post. You may notice another quote in that post from Ms. Webb. If you don’t, here it is:

” Webb acknowledged a socio-cultural clash between blacks and outsiders – whether whites, Asians or others – who establish businesses in black communities and who blacks feel mistreat them or take advantage of them.

“…’Not if he leaves but when he’s gone, I’m sure that a very reputable black business can come in here and accommodate this neighborhood properly,’ she said.”

That was taken from this article featured in the Birmingham News.

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you this new owner’s REAL crime. It’s quite possibly the real crime of the former owner. He isn’t black. Vietnamese business owners of Birmingham beware. And on the day after MLK day… These people should be ashamed of themselves.

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