Gregory Hood, American Renaissance, September 21, 2021
Conservatives and libertarians worry that the government will impose universal vaccine mandates. The government is forcing mandates on some American citizens, but whatever the law says, blacks may enjoy exemptions. Sometimes, it’s just too much trouble to make them follow rules.
The media recently reported that “Texans” attacked a hostess at a New York City restaurant called Carmine’s. There was sympathy for the hostess and ridicule for Texans.
- “A host at a popular New York City restaurant was assaulted by three women from Texas after she asked for proof they had been vaccinated against COVID-19, police said. . . . ‘Would you please publish the Venmo or Zelle for the hostess who was so brutally attacked by the Texan tourists?,’ one person posted on Carmine’s Facebook page.” – CBS News, September 17
- “Police: Three Texas women assault New York hostess who asked for proof of COVID vaccination” – KHOU-11, September 17, 2021
- “The 22-year-old hostess asked the group of Texans to show proof of getting the COVID vaccine in order to dine in the restaurant . . . . Law enforcement sources said that the hostess was then repeatedly punched in the face and body, and sent to the hospital.” – NBC New York, September 16, 2021
- “Texas tourists visiting NYC assault restaurant hostess who asked for vaccination proof” – Fox News, September 17, 2021
- “Texan Tourists Caught on Camera Attacking NYC Restaurant Hostess After She Asks for Vaccine Cards” – Daily Beast, September 17, 2021
The stories were about “Texans,” not black women, so many people bashed “Texans.”
It’s been made very clear that, if you want to dine indoors in New York City, you have to have had at least one dose of a COVID vaccine. But that seems to have come as a shock to a group of tourists from Texas. https://t.co/daDdTs7vJw
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) September 17, 2021
A group of Texans was caught on video attacking a New York City restaurant hostess after being asked to see proof of COVID vaccination, a requirement to dine inside the city. https://t.co/HuBnpOlcUS
— NBC DFW (@NBCDFW) September 17, 2021
3 people arrested for allegedly assaulting an NYC restaurant hostess after she asked a group of diners visiting from Texas to show proof they had been vaccinated before seating them. https://t.co/EQV1QFS2le
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) September 17, 2021
As a Texan, I apologize to New York City and to all restaurant workers who have put up with such terrible behavior. There is some serious evil going on here in Texas, but good Texans are trying to turn it around.
— Pamela Vigil (@vigilpamela1) September 18, 2021
If you want to bring your non-vax, non-mask ideology to New York City As a Texan, plan on getting room service and stay away from restaurant establishments who are trying their level best, to keep everyone safe. Don’t bring Lone Star State attitude to the Empire State, period.
— Rick Ocean 🇺🇲🇳🇴 #Resister (@RickOceanMusic) September 18, 2021
Three Texan women went to New York City and attacked a hostess at the Carmine restaurant because the morons lacked proof of vaccinations, which is the law in NYC to eat indoors. They were charged for assault😹😹😹🍎 https://t.co/G8rlNQunoR
— 💐Latina😷💉Fully Vaccinated💙#NeverForgetJan6th (@FullyWoke1) September 18, 2021
If it had been clear from the start that the story was about three black women, there might have been a little less Texas-bashing.
Black Lives Matter Greater New York protested at the restaurant. “I believe that this New York City vaccine passport will be used to keep black people out of spaces, and if we don’t stop it now then the police will use it as an excuse to harass and arrest our people,” a spokesman said.
The New York Times reported in August that less than a third of black New York City residents are fully vaccinated, a rate lower than any other group. In the Washington Post, Philip Bump said many blacks aren’t vaccinated but that Republicans who point this out lack “intellectual rigor” because they are blaming a “historically disadvantaged group as the real problem.”
But BLM went further. The demonstrators said the restaurant is “fascist” and called the hostess a “racist.” They claim she said the “N-word” and called one of the women a “monkey.”
Black lives matter activists show up in front of Carmines restaurants in NYC after an issue happened there that stemmed from a vax card .
They chant ” Carmines is racist ” #VaccinePassports #NYC #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/Ke0PQUj1u4
— Leeroy Johnson (@LeeroyPress) September 20, 2021
Full video from yesterday’s protest at Carmines restaurants in NYC organized by @BLMGreaterNY @IamHawkNewsome @newyorkvonni
For licensing email LeeroyPress@gmail.com #blm #VaccinePassport #NYC pic.twitter.com/L8P1SezzyP
— Leeroy Johnson (@LeeroyPress) September 21, 2021
The hostess is Asian. Carmine’s said all the hosts are “people of color,” and that no employee used a slur. However, lawyer Justin Moore, who is representing at least one of the black women, said, “[W]e know there has been a long legacy of Asian hatred towards black people in this country.” He reportedly wants the hostess fired.
Thus, we come full circle. A story promoted on social media to mock “Texans” involved no white people. Texas has faded from the headlines, and cautious media outlets are reporting “new details” and “claims.”
- “New claims in NYC restaurant brawl over vaccine proof” – ABC News, September 19, 2021
- “3 charged in Carmine’s assault claim racial bias; Restaurant releases videos” – ABC 7, September 21, 2021
- “BLM Protest Planned at New York Restaurant Where Brawl Over Vaccination Proof Occurred” – Newsweek, September 19, 2021
What really happened? Video evidence shows a group of blacks manhandling the Asian hostess. It also looks like it wasn’t simply three black women, but a larger party. Some in the group showed proof of vaccination and others apparently did not. The blacks allege the hostess challenged the proof. The beating apparently began when the hostess asked them to leave.
Without video and sound of the entire incident, nothing is certain.
“Proof of vaccination” is not like a driver’s license. There’s no easily recognized form. Harried restaurant workers must make quick decisions. There is a booming trade in fake “vaccine cards.”
Maybe the hostess questioned someone’s (authentic) proof of vaccination and accidentally “disrespected” her. When that happens, blacks often lash out. Our political, cultural, and educational institutions teach blacks to detect “racism” even when there is none.
Carmine’s is lucky the hostess was Asian. If a white women had tried to enforce the rules, media would surely have made her out to be a “Karen.” Lawyer Justin Moore says the restaurant is in the wrong anyway. “It was due to a poorly trained staff member at Carmine’s who doesn’t know how to deal with women of color,” he said. Does that mean it takes special training to “deal with women of color”?
We all get that kind of training. Americans quietly understand that it’s not worth “deal[ing] with women of color” if you can help it. It’s better to ignore the rules than try to enforce them and find yourself punched in the face and in the middle of a racial scandal.
Mess with Texas all you like, but if you value your job, don’t mess with blacks.