Restaurant Posts Racist Sign

Restaurant Posts Racist Sign

There are 529 comments on the WXIA Atlanta story from Jul 18, 2007, titled Restaurant Posts Racist Sign. In it, WXIA Atlanta reports that:

On the outskirts of Snellville sits Houston's Finest Sports Bar and Cigar Lounge, its doors now chained shut with a sign many residents find offensive: "Closed Due to African-American Continuous Employee ...

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Look Away Dixieland

United States

#2 Jul 18, 2007
Hey, when your own people know what's up, how do you expect the rest of the world to react. 90% of the time other races are just REacting to something that has already been done or said. You bring it on yourselves. Please don't expect the rest of us to change if you're not going to!!! It is really sad though when honest people no matter what color or creed can't even run an honest business without their own employees stealing from them. We are in the end days. You might want to prepare yourselves if you haven't already.
GeorgiaGirl

Lawrenceville, GA

#3 Jul 18, 2007
Why didn't he just fire the people who were stealing, instead of blabbing about it to customers and making himself look like an idiot?
itsabouttime

Lilburn, GA

#4 Jul 18, 2007
JL Menefee is a not a nice person and has cheated many people especially African Americans. If his employees stole from him it was because he did not pay them. He violated Georgia Labor Law by clocking employees out when business was slow without their knowledge. Find some of his former employees and ask them. Do an investigation into how he got the SBA loan to open the business. You might be surprised. Take a look at some of the criminal charges that he has. He always accuses someone from stealing from him when he is over his head financially.
Florian

Acworth, GA

#8 Jul 19, 2007
This is outright hilarious! Why take offense to the truth? It's amazing how weak people have become when it comes to dealing with the truth. The Politically correct crowd wants us to paint a beautiful BS picture of everybody living in harmony and all is well--which is laughable. Anybody offended by this is a weak human being and totally incapable of holding themselves accountable to anything.
dee

Columbia, TN

#11 Jul 19, 2007
GeorgiaGirl wrote:
Why didn't he just fire the people who were stealing, instead of blabbing about it to customers and making himself look like an idiot?
How do you know he didn't and suffered more loss again with his new hires?
allen

Atlanta, GA

#12 Jul 19, 2007
It is his business and he can do what he wants. If it is the truth there is no racism in it but only fact.
Jamey Boone

Phenix City, AL

#13 Jul 19, 2007
This is what happens when you get the "home boy" hookup. When your friends and relatives working at restaurants and stores give you the "brotha" discount, they are putting someone out of business and themselves out of a job. In this case the businessman was also a "brotha". I feel his pain and frustration.
honesty

Buford, GA

#15 Jul 19, 2007
"The owner of the club, the one who wrote the sign, is himself African-American."

"it had a clientele that was primarily African-American."

....If the shoe fits..Wear it.I love the honesty here.
LGGG

United States

#18 Jul 19, 2007
If the truth hurts so be it!
Alan

United States

#19 Jul 19, 2007
The truth hurts don't it????
bob

Newnan, GA

#20 Jul 19, 2007
If the shoe fits..........
atl hounds

Lebanon, TN

#21 Jul 19, 2007
racists??? not even close! if it was african americans who stoled then...its true! Media at its finest again.
franman

Locust Grove, GA

#22 Jul 19, 2007
Tell it how it is-if you want to see it on a grand scale ,drive down Memorial Drive in Dekalb County, it used to be a great area, now thanks to Cynthia McKinneys' BROTHAS, it looks like a war zone. NOT RACIST- just THE TRUTH. tO MAKE MATTERS WORSE, SHE IS SPENDING MILLIONS OF YOUR TAX DOLLARS TO TRY AND REBUILD IT.STUPID, STUPID!!!!
Alan

United States

#24 Jul 19, 2007
You can't argue with facts.
freedom of expression

Smyrna, GA

#25 Jul 19, 2007
what has happened to this union? we have nearly did away with all of the supposedly constitutuioan rights that our forefathers drafted to run this country.
Is Mr. Menatee not entitled to his first amendment right to 'freedom of expression.'? Mr. Menatee is only expressing himself out of anger that his employee(s) are/have stolen from him, of which has forced him to close his store. I dont think that there is nothing wrong with that, even thou he did care to put emphasis on the issue of the gender of person(s) who were responsible for the stealing. one person claims freedom of speach and another claims that that person is a racist because he has chosen to include a phrase that indicates what country the person(s) were/are from who did the stealing. there is nothing wrong with the sign and i think that Mr. Menatee has the right to post the sign if he wishes to. Nuff said.
Brad

Atlanta, GA

#26 Jul 19, 2007
If the shoe fits? Was Brian Nichols arrested because he was an African American?
GROW UP!
Sabu the Thief

New York, NY

#27 Jul 19, 2007
Remember in the days of slavery, our fathers had to learn the act of stealing live chicken from the boss' farm with much stealth?
Since we attained our so called freedom, stealing has become as blatant as the rising sun in the genes of my fellow brothers. We must all go back to them white folks and have them school us in the act of stealth thievery.
CommonSenseCalli ng

United States

#28 Jul 19, 2007
The people who scream Racist are the ones who stole the most.
Nobody

San Antonio, TX

#29 Jul 19, 2007
In today's society, almost any mention of race in context with anything negative is considered racist. If it were an opposite sign, say at a church stating, 'New addition to church built due to African-American donations.' It wouldn't be considered racist at all, would it.
Gail

Atlanta, GA

#30 Jul 19, 2007
B Smith wrote:
Putting the statement on his place of business does not concern me. What does concern me though is the owner not having the guts to file those caught stealing and hire some "honest" white Americans. I strongly urge someone to take a look at the owner's books. I would also strongly recommend that the owner obtain a background check on each of his employees (whites, blacks, hispanic, etc.). This is a common practice among most business people. In God we trust, everyone else we check out.
What concerns me is you what the #### do you mean hire some honest white americans clown they steal just as well they just dont get caught. They embezell large amounts of money they cheat they scam they just dont get caught for a long time because they are white and trusted there are honest black people who dont steal so lets not group all blacks into one group.

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