Trader Joe’s Drops Black-Neighborhood Store Plan

Yahoo! News, February 3, 2014

The Trader Joe’s grocery-store chain has dropped a plan to open a new store in the heart of the city’s historically African-American neighborhood after activists said the development would price black residents out of the area.

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“We open a limited number of stores each year, in communities across the country,” it said in a statement. “We run neighborhood stores, and our approach is simple: If a neighborhood does not want a Trader Joe’s, we understand, and we won’t open the store in question.”

The Portland Development Commission had offered a steep discount to the grocer on a parcel of nearly two acres that was appraised at up to $2.9 million: a purchase price of slightly more than $500,000. The lot is at Northeast Alberta Street and Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and has been vacant for years.

Critics said the development would displace residents and perpetuate income inequality in one of the most rapidly gentrifying ZIP codes in the nation.

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The Portland African American Leadership Forum sent the city a letter saying it would “remain opposed to any development in N/NE Portland that does not primarily benefit the Black community.” It said the grocery-store development would “increase the desirability of the neighborhood,” for “non-oppressed populations.”

Mayor Charlie Hales and the urban renewal agency’s executive director, Patrick Quinton, signed a letter in January that described what they said was the commission’s contributions “to the destructive impact of gentrification and displacement on the African American community.”

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  • Does this mean that they don’t consider their “food deserts” all that onerous after all?

    • Laura Dilworth

      or do they want their cake and eat it too? Blacks complain about the so called lack of businesses in the hood. Then if someone opens a store, the complaint is that they’re Arab/Korean owned

      • Bingo! After they drive out the Arabs and Koreans with their shoplifting, flash-mob robberies and generally violent behavior, they go straight back to whining about “no bidnesses in de ‘hood”.

        • Laura Dilworth

          it’s so infuriating

      • Alucard_the_last

        They are like spoiled children. They cannot fathom how to run a real business (not pimping or selling drugs). Owning your own business takes hard work which is a sin to blacks.

        • Laura Dilworth

          can’t eat your cake and have it too

    • NeanderthalDNA

      They could just resort to that time honored Bantu tradition of cannibalism.

      • Whitetrashgang

        Keep hope alive! Its really a shame when old traditions go by the wayside it makes me sad.

    • sbuffalonative

      They hate the white man so much they’re rather starve.
      Said it before, the ethos of the black man, ‘better to reign in Hell than to serve in Heaven’.

      • saxonsun

        With apologies to Milton.

    • puffdaddy

      Exactly my thought Michael – what do these people, yes THESE PEOPLE, want? Fruits, veggies, and sirloin steak delivered to them free twice a week?

      • bilderbuster

        At the very least they would DEMAND that the manager & all other jobs go to blacks & any business the store contracted out to must be Black owned too making the store a guaranteed money loser from day one. When TJs finally had to close the doors there would be the usual cries of “Racism”.

      • Probably right: think “Schwan’s Home Delivery”, with you and me picking up the bills.

  • Trader Joe’s wouldn’t put a store in Bell Curve City for that reason alone.

    It only puts stores in areas where the percentage of people residing a certain distance from the store having a college degree is above a certain threshold, and that the same area has average household income of at least a certain level.

    If TJ wanted to put a store there, then there must have been enough of its target demographic close enough, even if it was not right where the store actually was going to be.

  • Greg Thomas

    The question is, why would Trader Joe’s want to open a store in a black neighborhood?

    • NeanderthalDNA

      Heps us evil Whitey! We ain’t gots no jobs in our naybahoods!

      Git out of our naybahoods evil Whitey. Yoos beez opprezinatin’ us! We hates you!

      Jus gibs us mo mony fo nuttin!

      • DLRisVH

        That just about sums it up.

    • bilderbuster

      They didn’t sound too upset about not being wanted.

      • silviosilver

        That’s what I thought. I’m just speculating here (wildly perhaps) but I wonder if there wasn’t an element of “preemptive strike” to it, that they knew their proposal would be rejected but now they get to say “Look, we tried,” and thereby ward off future accusations of “racism.”

        It’s not much, but at some level it’s heartening to think that higher ups are not as totally delusional about racial matters as they usually seem.

        Then again, I could just be seeing things.

        • That seems a strong possibility to me, as well. TJ’s wants to open a store somewhere in approximately that ZIP code, but wants to be refused by the noisy “blacktivists” in the first place they suggest, just so they are not raked over the coals by the same perpetual malcontents when they turn around and open a store in the area they wanted all along.

    • 1stworlder

      The neighborhood id gentrifying. That means childless whites are moving in and raising the property values. While this might sound like a good thing, blacks hate it because it raises property taxes.

      • sbuffalonative

        They hate it when whites move in but they can’t understand why whites hate when blacks move in.

      • IstvanIN

        But they don’t pay property taxes.

        • GeneticsareDestiny

          Sometimes the “middle class” ones do (aka the ones with government or private sector AA jobs). They hate having to do it because they feel that taxes are something only whitey should have to pay.

          Increases in property taxes make them very mad, even though it means the value of their houses are increasing.

          • Increases in property taxes mean some of that extra money is spent on things like the roads everyone uses.

          • WR_the_realist

            True, although town property taxes tend to go largely for the police you need thanks to the black population and the public schools you can’t use thanks to the black population.

          • You forgot the public libraries that blacks use only for surfing porn on the internet.

      • Alucard_the_last

        Blacks pay property taxes?

        • 1stworlder

          They complain about it anyway, that’s when leftist media talks about old women being thrown out of their homes.

    • Katherine McChesney

      I wondered the same thing. And Trader Joe’s prices are lower than Kroger and Harris Teeter in my community.

  • Dale McNamee

    The “activists” prefer a vacant lot to a store that would offer jobs so that the residents of “da hood ” could afford to stay there…

    • Maybe the activists would prefer a cultural center on the site, honoring black playwright August Wilson. I have been led to understand that sort of thing is very popular with the ghetto rats in Pittsburgh. The Portland variety are probably just jealous. The building could be in the shape of a Swahili rocket ship or a Zulu nuclear reactor.

      • bilderbuster

        Ah-Hem! A multi-million dollar taxpayer funded cultural center.

      • Dale McNamee

        I read the story regarding August Wilson and the weird building and had a great laugh…

        I wonder how m any of the “activists ” and” Da Hood” know who August Wilson was ?

    • Jim Barlow

      They need that vacant lot! Where else are they going to sell crack to high schoolers?

      • Middle-schoolers. The high-school “students” are the ones selling the crack.

        • Bon, From the Land of Babble

          As long as it stays in the hood, it’s ALL good!!

      • Dale McNamee

        Hi Jim !

        Great post ! ROFL Tastic !

  • Greg Thomas

    We all know how this story goes. Trader Joe’s builds a store in a black neighborhood and the store gets looted and burned down during the next “uprising” Black “leaders” then
    will bemoan that businesses do not provide “enough opportunities” in the black
    community, which of course is the result of White “racism and oppression.”

    The narrative never change. Trader Joe’s should consider themselves lucky that blacks do not want them.

    • MooTieFighter

      Yes, this is definitely a blessing, but I am sure they know this. I bet they are all smiling and cheering with how this turned out.

    • dukem1

      On the corner of MLK Blvd,
      Sheesh!!! You can’t make this stuff up!

      • Homo_Occidentalis

        I wonder why the lot has been “vacant for years”…

    • 48224

      A grocery store doesn’t benefit a black neighborhood??? Here in Detroit they bemoan that “the man” won’t open any grocery stores in the ghetto and there are too many liquor stores. so I guess I am wondering what kind of store they think would benefit the black community???

      • Katherine McChesney

        Two years ago in Nashville Kroger shut down a store in the black section of town out Dickerson Road as they had lost $1m due to theft in one years time. The employees weren’t scanning the big ticket items.

        • 48224

          You should see the security they have at the Home Depot that boarders Detroit. They have everything but guard towers with machine guns.

  • MekongDelta69

    Trader Joe’s doesn’t realize how lucky it is…

    • Laura Dilworth

      wonder how much the insurance would cost

      • bilderbuster

        Like everything with Blacks. More than it would be worth.

        • Laura Dilworth

          astronomical

    • LACounty

      I don’t remember them selling fried chicken or Skittles.

      • evilsandmich

        That stuff is rote. Your more discerning ghetto shopper is looking for Thunderbird and cheap, single cigars with loose, removable tobacco.

  • D.B. Cooper

    Trader Joe’s has just saved itself from weekly smash & grabs.

    • John Ulfsson

      No kidding. The Stop & Shop on the black side of town near me is going out of business because theft was such a huge problem a grocery store was actually losing money.

      • IstvanIN

        Actually grocery stores have a very thin profit margin, they can not afford too much shrinkage.

        • Strider73

          Correct. Which is why ghettos like Detroit are “food deserts” — it is impossible to stay in business there.

  • borogirl54

    I guess blacks do not want a healthy good store in their neighborhood.

    • Kenner

      Ha, Trader Joe’s has healthy food, but, as one employee told me, Trader Joe’s secret is ‘butter and salt’! –I love the store, though.

  • Erasmus

    What could a Trader Joe’s carry that would appeal to African Americans? Imported chitlins? Boutique malt liquors? Mac and Cheese? Discounted cartons of Kools?Just the thought of dozens of 300 lb sheboons thundering down a store aisle makes me smile.

    • 1stworlder

      Lesbian gentrifiers to rape in the parking lot.

      • IstvanIN

        Wouldn’t never thought of that, but you’re probably right. Not to mention gay men to rob and rape. And murder, they love to murder!

        • ShermanTMcCoy

          Hmm. Perhaps we are celebrating this decision a bit prematurely?

    • Whitetrashgang

      I was at KFC and got a scratch and win and won a 350 lb sheboon and a trip to New Jersey. I was about to go but the tranny on my ford pickup was acting up.One of these days I have to slow down on the drinking.

    • borogirl54

      With their food stamps and their many kids in tow.

  • Druid

    In a sane world, they’d throw a net over the mayor and give him a sedative.

    • Thorazine and Haldol! And a canvas jacket with plenty of buckles and some nice, long arms that tie together in the back.

  • Truthseeker

    If some blacks try to open up a hip hop club in the vicinity of white businesses, I hope the whites are afforded the chance to oppose it on the grounds that it would attract blacks.

    • Johnny99

      In that case, Churches’ and Popeye’s are no longer welcome in majority White areas.

      • borogirl54

        Their chicken is not too good. Too hot for me.

    • Talltrees

      That goes for building low income housing in White neighborhoods, as well.

  • Alexandra1973

    Oh, the little dears are so afraid of getting displaced.

    With blacks it truly is “you’re damned if you do and you’re damned if you don’t.” In which case, I don’t pay attention to them, just avoid them.

  • Daniel Schmuhl

    Now imagine the uproar that would take place if whites did something similar, “we don’t want your business, it won’t benefit whites”.

    • IstvanIN

      Yup, we’re racist if we don’t want their drunken, drug adict, criminal rapists in our neighborhoods.

  • Johnny99

    Blacks complain that grocery chains refuse to open stores in inner city, black areas. Now they complain when a chain attempts to open one. It’s official. Blacks are beyond help.

    • MooTieFighter

      Can’t and never will win with blacks.

    • shmo123

      That’s right. But they might try Whole Foods. 10 bucks an hour plus insurance for every brotha and sista who works there. At least until the place gets picked clean by shoplifters and is forced to close.

      • They won’t even have to shoplift. The black employees will simply “wave” merchandise at the check-out lanes for their friends, without actually scanning it.

      • Homo_Occidentalis

        They don’t need to steal when they have EBT cards. Chief Obongo has already stolen the money from the white taxpayer for them.

  • Kit Ingoldby

    If they want to segregate themselves in their own areas then I have no problem with that at all.

    • bilderbuster

      That’s the way it was until the kosher posse stirred them up & got Martin Luther King to a dreamin’.

    • MBlanc46

      But, as we built the country, we get a say in where those areas are.

    • “If they want to segregate themselves in their own areas…”

      We call that “Africa”.

      • Kit Ingoldby

        That would be something to encourage.

  • Spartacus

    “The Portland African American Leadership Forum sent the city a letter
    saying it would “remain opposed to any development in N/NE Portland that
    does not primarily benefit the Black community.”

    ——————————————————————————————————————–

    So… They’re naziswhowanttokillsixmillionjews? Because that’s what people who care about their race are, right ? Right ?

    • NoMosqueHere

      No. People can care about their race and not commit genocide against others.

      • Druid

        I thought there was no genocide against the Jews, That tha genocise was committed against the Ukrainians in the 1930’s by the Jewish Soviet NKVD.

        • NoMosqueHere

          You are extremely ill informed. Did you not attend school or are you just retarded?

          • ShermanTMcCoy

            I think you might be missing the sarcasm.

  • sbuffalonative

    ‘Cut off your nose to spite your face’.
    Let them live in the Food Deserts OF THEIR OWN MAKING.

  • Truth Teller

    Trader Joe’s is a southern California. based chain. It is not so cheap as Walmart, but far cheaper than the major S. California supermarket chains. It has wine for $1.99. That should appeal to blacks.

    • IstvanIN

      Is that $1.99 a can or a box?

      • Katherine McChesney

        They’ve raised the price. It’s now called Three Buck Chuck and it comes in a bottle.

      • shmo123

        It comes in bottles. It’s called 2 buck Chuck. I’ve never tried it, I’ve been told it tastes about what you’d expect a 2 dollar bottle of wine to taste like.

        • MBlanc46

          It’s three dollars in the Chicago area. It’s drinkable, but you’re only getting what you pay for.

        • Katherine McChesney

          Two Buck Chuck costs $3.00. It’s now Three Buck Chuck. And it’s not bad.

  • NoMosqueHere

    I like Trader Joe’s. There’s one near my neighborhood, which is largely white. A number of blacks from adjoining black areas shop there too. They probably like the store for the same reasons I do.

    One reason I like Trader Joe’s is that they often hire older workers, say 40 – 60 years old. Many of them have been laid off or are semi retired, and they benefit financially and psychologically from their work at Trader Joe’s. I’m sure some older blacks in black Portland would have been considered for the jobs the Trader Joe’s store would have provided.

  • Pro_Whitey

    Is this Portland, Oregon? I think it is. Funny a whitopia is one of the only places where you can have the blacks saying, “Hey, you gotta watch our for them white folks!”

  • WR_the_realist

    I dream to see the day when I can see the Portland European American Leadership Forum send the city a letter saying it would “remain opposed to any development in Portland that does not primarily benefit the White community.” And furthermore, oppose the development because it would “increase the desirability of the neighborhood for oppressing populations.”

    Presumably this letter would be sent out in opposition to a proposed KFC franchise.

    Of course there would be an uproar if there actually was such an organization and it actually did send out such a letter. Which shows the wild hypocrisy we live in — whites are the only ones not allowed to defend their racial interests.

  • William Krapek

    Drop to your knees and thank Almighty God that – for once – Black stupidity has worked in your favor. I pity anyone who would have worked in that nightmare store.

  • dave

    Probably saved many white lives and potential knock out victims.

  • bigone4u

    The idea that a race of people can force itself on another race and call it “integration” offends me, as does the idea that that same black race can dictate what businesses owners of property can open. The black mind is incapable of understanding freedom and private property rights. Thus, blacks should never have been given citizenship and the right to vote. Kowtowing to them just emboldens them. An old fashioned race riot in which black sections of town were burned to the ground by whites makes more and more sense to me as time goes by. Ditto the crime of lynching.

    • MBlanc46

      That’s putting it a bit strongly, but I can understand your frustration and anger. Perhaps we will have to be pushed over the edge before we start taking back our country.

    • Diversitoids understand freedom and private property rights quite well, but they are hypocrites. Summed up, their attitude is “What’s mine is mine and what’s yours is ours.”

  • TheCogitator

    Can you imagine what would happen if whites didn’t want a store because it would attract black people? The usual race hustlers would be there in full force, and the mainstream media would report it like it was the end of the world.

    • The really cool part about a hypothetical incident like that is that Piers Morgan would die of apoplexy, live on TV while ranting about it.

  • RexRazor

    Trader Joe’s must not accept EBT cards. You’d think the section eight residents would welcome a broader selection of snack foods than are available behind the plexiglass of the corner smoke store.

    • Katherine McChesney

      Trader Joe’s accepts EBT. I’ve seen blacks use it when they check out.

      • Ella

        Of course, many EBT holders can get better high-end foods than the middle class can purchase often, usually as a luxury with a family. Ever priced premium deli meats like Boars Head at $13.99, which are covered by EBT?

      • MBlanc46

        Thanks, Katherine, I stand correctly. Fortunately the TJs where I shop do not attract that sort of clientele.

        • Katherine McChesney

          Our only TJ has black customers, black employees and a black manager. Our store is one of two in Tennessee. The clientele comes from as far away as Kentucky, No.Alabama and Memphis. The closest stores to ours are in Knoxville and Atlanta.

          • MBlanc46

            My experience with TJ employees is that they’re very knowledgeable and very committed to their jobs. I trust that your black employees come up to those standards.

          • Katherine McChesney

            Actually, they seem quite nice and friendly. Trader Joe’s certainly knows how to choose their employees. In all the years I’ve shopped at TJ’s (Calif. and Tn.) I’ve never encountered a rude TJ rep.

          • TJ doesn’t need that many employees, because of low SKU and near JIT I/R. So they can afford to pay the ones they have more than high SKU Wal-Martinez.

          • MBlanc46

            Me either. And now that I think about it, there is a black employee at one of the TJs I shop at. But he is, as you put it, nice and friendly. And might not even know what an EBT card is.

    • MBlanc46

      Now that you mention it, I don’t think they do. Not that the folks that shop in the TJs where I shop would even know what an EBT card is.

  • Kenner

    Here in the NW, I’ve rarely seen a black employee at TJ’s. I suspect it’s their habit of not showing up for work…and TJ’s expects you to work for your paycheck. Kryptonite for that demographic.

  • Luca

    When you translate the Liberalese in this article, it reads as follows in plain English: “Blacks want segregation with benefits and are afraid of rising real estate values which might improve their neighborhood.”

    When translated into ebonics: “Yo, we need to be keepin it real up in da hood. Nome sane? We can’t be actin White.

  • Jim

    Okay, I understand that Trader Joe’s dodged a misguided altruism bullet, but think about the bigger picture for a moment.

    “No, we don’t want you making our bad black neighborhoods BETTER! We want them to stay lousy.”

    Why would a BLACK mayor and a BLACK advocate/community leader say such a thing? I mean REALLY say such a thing? I’m not talking about the lame excuse of increasing property values and unaffordable rent and “gentrification.” That’s a lie. We all know that whites and Asians and upperclass blacks aren’t going to flock to a violent, drug infested, crime ridden neighborhood just because there’s a Trader Joe’s there.

    HERE’s what’s going on: if you make black neighborhoods better, there’s no reason to proceed with Eric Holders forced residential integration plans, in which millions of blacks from LOUSY black neighborhoods will be deposited where you and I live – predominantly GOOD white neighborhoods – with programs subsidized by you and I. Black people truly believe that white or Asian success can somehow rub off on them. They need to be near and with white folks…the people they claim they can not stand.

  • Cecil Henry

    WEll this is a white neighbourhood– and whites have every right to expect decisions be made in the interests of whites.

    The hypocrisy is astounding–and unacceptable. Hold them to it.

  • Tarczan

    Back in my slumlord days in East Cleveland, I was always amazed by the lack of stores. They had no food stores, only a couple of fast food (KFC!) and auto parts places. the tenants who had cars drove to surrounding towns. A drug store chain built a new store on the corner of Euclid and Doan, a big intersection. It closed down after a couple of years. This weekend they found a couple of bodies in the next door apartment.

    My one tenant, with whom I had a somewhat amicable relationship, would always bitch at me and tell me I was a racist, which I gladly agreed to. Anyway, one day in a fit of rage at her craphole surroundings (her apartment was actually pretty nice, I mean the neighborhood) she said “Mr T. one day I’m movin’ and I can guarantee there won’t be any black people where I move to. They ruin everything.”

    • WR_the_realist

      Some black people have no choice but to accept the bitter truth of race realism themselves.

      • Jack Burton

        I’ve known blacks that talked about other blacks worse than racist White people. Who knows them better and has to suffer that cruel fate more than blacks themselves.

  • Ella

    Oh please, they gripe when they cannot attract a grocery store due to high crime neighbourhood and then, gripe when they have one with too many European and healthy foods, lol.

    • MBlanc46

      It’s the Europeans moving in that they don’t want. Sort of like whites on the South Side in the 1950s and 1960s. What irony.

  • Trader Joe’s in a black neighborhood?

    A KFC, convenient store or check cashing place would have better fit the black stereotype that blacks themselves saddle themselves with.

    • MBlanc46

      Which is why the blacks were protesting.

    • Jack Burton

      The blacks did them a favor, it wouldn’t last more than 2 years.

  • negrolocaust

    TheAlexJonesChannel uploaded a video
    4:37
    Black Mob Racially Attack Whites
    23 hours ago
    9,280 views
    In Austin, Texas over the weekend a video was taken of a group
    of black thugs attacking three basically defenseless white hippies.

    • negrolocaust

      tried to post link. it won’t let me.

      here is the description:
      Published on Feb 3, 2014

      In Austin, Texas over the weekend a video was taken of a group of black thugs attacking three basically defenseless white hippies. The attack occurred yards from the Austin Police station. The police, of course, did not intervene. But, as we know from experience, the police are not here to protect us from vicious street thugs. As a rash of attacks aimed at random white people continues, the powers that be continue to manipulate the media to cover the truth.

      • Too bad it wasn’t three of the “AntiFa”! Three of them getting the “ground & pound” treatment at the hands of their favorite two-legged pets on YouTube would be hard to beat.

    • Jack Burton

      1. That’s normal black behavior. I went to school with them, I know.

      2. If White hippies/liberals get the crap kicked out of them, why should we care? They’re just reaping what they’ve politically sown for decades.

  • Anna Tree

    Whites should remain opposed to any development in white countries that does not primarily benefit the white community.

  • gemjunior

    Wut dey wunt dat sheeit dare fo’ when we ken git some mo’ fried chicken and check cashin’ places fo’? We needs mo’ stores where we ken git some foties.

  • gemjunior

    That’s exactly what they want and even though you write in jest, they completely believe they are entitled to this exact scenario. I really enjoyed this visual; I laughed out loud but then realized some white people would find this job appealing. There are a lot of sick, debased whites in our country who would line up to do the job of palm frond-fanner and personal spoonfeeder.

  • LIBERTYSINCURSION

    “If it’s not a quickie check cashing place, a hair weave place, an underground hip hop store, a liquor store or a bar called The Last Stop that’s seen more corpses than most White city’s morgues, WE DON”T WANT IT!
    “These “people” insist on keeping “their” communities hideously blighted and unappealing to the human population. They don’t want businesses to come into “their” communities which brings jobs and builds a tax base that can be used to hire more police to clean up the criminals that make “their” communities unsafe scum holes. Yes I’m speaking of the very same criminals that these “people” actively seek to protect every chance they get.

    This is a perfect example of the mind numbing fact that black America’s problems are 100% SELF INFLICTED! They do this to themselves, and still have the nerve to call themselves “OPPRESSED PEOPLES”! What a joke! Black “people” in this country and all countries are one continuously running punchline! ( “non-oppressed populations.” ) < How pathetic! ) And why is it OK for them to blatantly reject Diversity and Multiculturalism when it comes to the disasters they call "their" communities? Why is it OK for them to not want to be "priced out" when Whites move in and raise the value of "their" homes? But it's down right evil if Whites don't want blacks to move to their neighborhoods which drops their homes value? When they sell, they get a massive profit on "their" homes, but we Whites always take a massive loss when we sale. These "people" are hypocrites!

    • WR_the_realist

      Blacks are oppressed. By other blacks.

  • IstvanIN

    They do, it is closer to their natural habitat.

  • MBlanc46

    They live in ghettos because ghettos are what they want and what they build. If the real estate is valuable, ultimately they’ll be pushed out. Then they’ll really have something to whine about.

    • Katherine McChesney

      I have a problem with the word ‘ghetto’ being used for black slums. Blacks are not militarily forced to live in their communities. They are not confined to a ‘ghetto’ in the truest sense of the word.

      • MBlanc46

        You’re right. I only use it because it’s something of a standard. And it’s become associated with blacks, and, as an adjective, it’s come to mean underclass black behavior.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Putting a grocery store in a black neighborhood is racist?

    NOT putting a grocery store in a black neighborhood makes the area a “food desert” and is racist?

    Well, which is it?

    Better to keep the lot vacant, or better, put in more section 8 housing to revitalize the area and keep everyone equal. Yeah, that’ll work…

    Trader Joe’s did the right thing: they would have been in a whole world of hurt if they’d located in a black ghetto.

  • MBlanc46

    Absolutely. They forced their way into white neighborhoods, destroyed them, and are now outraged that changing real estate conditions are pricing them out of their hellholes.

  • Dat dere be’s quite de heliocobopter! Gnome sayin?

    • Whitetrashgang

      If we pool all our money together maybe we can come up with something as nice.AR vs Zimbabwe round one.

  • lily-white

    “It said the grocery-store development would “increase the desirability of the neighborhood,” for “non-oppressed populations.”
    Translation:
    Prime real estate for a liquor store.

  • LHathaway

    Maybe they are against it cause they are not black owned. . .

  • Rusty Shackelford

    Charlie don’t surf, and Bantus don’t shop at Trader Joe’s.

    They’re not capable of putting “nice things” in their neighborhood, because on some level, they know that if enough “nice things” end up in their neighborhoods, they won’t be able to live there too much longer. They’d rather come into our neighborhoods and ruin the nice things we have. They will fight improvements to their own communities while demanding access to ours.

  • OhWow

    Minorities hate nice things. They want to be left alone in their ghetto slumber.

    • itdoesnotmatter

      Disagree, OhWow. Minorities love nice things, ours .
      Incapable of creating a safe, pleasant milieu, they flock to and loiter in upscale White suburban malls, creating a menacing presence to local shoppers, thereby shutting them down shop by shop because locals learn to avoid the venue.
      Re: specifically TJ’s in the Portland ghetto; seems the bigger threat would be to the store. Were a franchise placed in the ghetto, inventory theft would be over the top. Additionally, the franchise would be forced to quota hire from the surrounding vibrant demographic, who would also rob the store blind.
      A losing proposition.

  • bubo

    Blacks are a hugely regressive force. Whites must divorce ourselves from them. We can’t allow them to dictate our future.

  • ShermanTMcCoy

    “We open a limited number of stores each year, in communities across the country,” it said in a statement. “We run neighborhood stores, and our approach is simple: If a neighborhood does not want a Trader Joe’s, we understand, and we won’t open the store in question.”

    Translation:

    Man, did we dodge THAT bullet!

  • ShermanTMcCoy

    Where can i send my “investment?” Probably would achieve as much as any contribution to any african “charity.”

  • NeanderthalDNA

    This is really interesting…

    Google owns youtube. I receive updates of postings through gmail. I’m “Pat McGroin”, by the way.

    About a month ago I found it impossible to get sound from youtube videos while using Google Chrome. Pics yes, sound no.

    Yesterday I was unable to get a picture on youtube in IE10. Sound fine, no pic. Downloaded Firefox, same problem.

    Eventually I downloaded an adobe update, and that fixed my problem on all but Google Chrome.

    Before I did that, I tried on my Vidalia Tor browser, which was the only one that worked on youtube prior to the adobe flashplayer update.

    I know I’m paranoid, but…

    Am I the only one who’s had such issues? Am I crazy to wonder…what and who is doing what?

    I’ve spent some good money recently to secure my machine, which was loaded with tracking crap, especially vis-à-vis images downloaded.

    Any techies out there have any commentary? Watching this hilariously pathetic video with sound on IE10 right now, so…

    Also – is it possible to sign into Discus through Tor?

    Hmmm…

    I’m not THAT narcissistically messianic as to think…crazy thoughts, am I?

  • Garrett Brown

    In about 30 years there won’t be a Trader Joe’s.

    • Biff_Maliboo

      Trader Jose’s.

      • Katherine McChesney

        That’s one of their logos for specific Mexican dishes.

      • Jack Burton

        That would be Trafficker Jose’s. Pick up some groceries, drugs and illegal workers all in one place, how convenient.

      • Garrett Brown

        Good one!

  • disqus_irCdmAu8It

    What on earth is a “non-oppressed populations?”

    • Jack Burton

      Translation: “We don’t want White people to profit off of blacks in the area. We’d rather live in poverty than see a White-owned business prosper in a black community.”

      You see, blacks need socialism, because in a free market Whites and Asians beat them every time.

      • Charles W.

        Notice how The Powers That Be use blacks’ failure to compete in the free market as an excuse for increasingly more and more government control over our lives.

        Blacks not smart enough to get good jobs? Have government decide who employers can hire, then sue for ‘damages.’

        Blacks not smart enough to get into good schools? Have government decide who schools must admit, then sue for ‘damages.’

        Blacks not financially responsible enough to qualify for loans or buy homes? Have government decide who banks must lend to, then sue for damages.

        You’ve really got to marvel at the genius of it all. All designed to tear white western civilization down.

  • ViktorNN

    Y’know, if whites were ever to wake up and really flex the power they have in Portland as the overwhelming demographic majority, they could easily chase out the small black community living there. Imagine a city free of blacks. It’s within reach in the case of Portland. Same with Seattle.

    • Strider73

      That leaves the question of where the Trail Blazers players would reside. I doubt if any suburb would want them. In that case, the franchise would have to move. The challenge would then be to find a large ghetto-trash city that does not already have a Negroes Behaving Atrociously (NBA) team. St. Louis or Buffalo, perhaps?

  • Strider73

    I was reading the comments to the original article and just came across this absolute gem by someone with the pen name “Gotcha”:

    CNN reported today that Walt Disney’s new film called “Jet Black,” the
    African-American version of “Snow White” has been canceled. All of the
    7 dwarfs: Dealer, Stealer, Mugger, Forger, Drive By, Homeboy, and Shank
    have refused to sing “Hi Ho” because they say it offends black
    prostitutes.

    They also say they have no intention of singing, “It’s off to work we go.”

    • Katherine McChesney

      I got a kick from that as well. The comments are quite brave and truthful. And there were over 2,000 when I read them.

  • Erasmus

    No. With children you have the chance that when they grow up, they’ll abandon their puerile behavior, not so with the die-bersity.

  • Massif1

    Blacks avoid eating healthy and despise anything that’s low in fat. Build another KFC for them folks.

  • Biff_Maliboo

    Show me a Trader Joe’s that won’t and I’ll show you a Popeye’s Chicken that will.

    • Jack Burton

      Blacks are strange, even successful ones that are rich.

      On the episode of Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee with Chris Rock, Chris said that Popeye’s is so good it should be illegal. Talk about reaffirming stereotypes. Thing is, it’s actually not that good, but that just shows you what kind of a warped mentality blacks have, even ones that have millions.

      • Snakes on a Car

        I like the fries at Popeyes.

        • Jack Burton

          Try the fries at Five Guys.

      • ronald54321

        “It’s so good, it should be illegal” is an old cliche that’s used by nearly everyone.

  • Katherine McChesney

    It’s interesting isn’t it. I buy 95% of my groceries from Trader Joe’s. It’s great as none of their products are GMO engineered and their specials are great for single persons.

    But, people in many cities are clamoring for Trader Joe’s to open in their communities. We in Nashville have people coming from Memphis, Kentucky and northern Alabama to shop at ours.

    Shows you the bad taste of blacks, doesn’t it?

  • Jack Burton

    Blacks are not just stupid, they’re willfully stupid. They want to remain in poverty because it’s part of their identity and victim status.

    • FransSusan

      Maybe so, Jack Burton, but I’m more inclined to think it’s more just innate stupidity rather than willful. The IQs are so low that they’re easily brainwashed–can’t think for themselves, have no sense of reality or logic. I don’t believe they choose that kind of ignorance; I think they just ARE ignorant.

      • Jack Burton

        No, it’s both. Even the blacks on the right side of the bell curve are the same.

        You’re too focused on IQ, you need to expand your understanding of just how bad they are. You see, there are plenty of stupid people, that’s just the beginning. Negroes are a special kind of stupid. They’re willfully stupid and proud of it. Loud, obnoxious, ugly, shameless, degenerate, and the list goes on. Even when controlling for IQ blacks are far worse than other races.

        • FransSusan

          You’re right—“Even when controlling for IQ blacks are far worse than other races.” Whites have done some terrible things over the centuries, but it seems that blacks are even worse.

  • Jack Burton

    The real complaints are to even run the store they’d have to bring in a lot of Whites who don’t represent the area. I couldn’t imagine a Trader Joe’s with all black employees.

    Furthermore, I doubt that the majority of blacks are even interested in Trader Joe’s products and the price premium. Blacks don’t care about quality, they just want the cheapest junk they can get.

  • Jack Burton

    Whoever scouted that location and the people involved in the decision-making are morons.

    Blacks are not a productive people, they are not successful because of other blacks. White people, the people they hate the most in the world, are the ones who make them successful. Black rappers and comedians admit this. It’s a well-known joke among black comedians that “you know you’ve made it when you start getting White people in the audience.” Most rap music sales are from Whites.

    We had a whole mall and theater close down here because the White people stopped shopping there from all of the loitering black hoodlums.

  • saxonsun

    But their produce sucks–it looks as if it belongs in black areas.

  • Alucard_the_last

    Trader Joe’s should be happy. The shoplifting and internal theft would have forced them to shut down.

  • WR_the_realist

    By their behavior blacks create food deserts. Then they blame whitey for it.

  • My only gripe about Wal Mart relative to Kroger (a.k.a. King Soopers) is that the Wal Mart produce isn’t as fresh.

  • KingBarryTheDingle

    Where are you supposed to buy Queen-O then?

    • Katherine McChesney

      “Keen-wa” is how we pronounce it in Nashville.

      • KingBarryTheDingle

        gotta google
        Bud Light “Quinoa” Commercial (Video)

  • Laura Dilworth

    and yet, i live in the inner city-chicago, and blacks frequent major grocery stores

  • MBlanc46

    I live in a very boring, very bourgeois area. The upside of that is that none of that sort live around here.

  • Charles W.

    That is exactly what they want.

    “Ok, we foegive you whitey, juss hand over all yo money and yo wimminzz.”