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Gimme a break: Cracker Barrel Is Under Fire for Its “Racist” Name

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Story by Gina Vaynshteyn

The comfort food-style restaurant chain Cracker Barrel, known for its overwhelming amount of ornamental knick-knacks and vintage signs plastered on the walls, is in some social media trouble today. Folks on the internet are claiming Cracker Barrel is racist.

What’s the meaning behind Cracker Barrel?

According to Southern Living, “cracker-barrel” was coined in 1916 because of barrels containing soda crackers — a popular item for sale at country stores. Customers at said country stores would hang around the barrels as a kind of ritual (kind of like the trope of employees gossiping near the water cooler). The first Cracker Barrel location opened in 1969 in Lebanon, Tenn., and it derived its name from the cracker-barrel community experience back in the day.

According to Dictionary.com, “cracker-barrel” means “of or suggesting the simple rustic informality and directness thought to be characteristic of life in and around the country store.”

But some Twitter users have also pointed out that the term “cracker” might have another, more racist connotation. According to NPR, the term “cracker” was used in the mid-18th century to refer to poor white people in states like Maryland, Virginia, and Georgia.

“It is suspected that it was a shortened version of ‘whip-cracker,’ since the manual labor they did involved driving livestock with a whip,” historian Jelani Cobb told the outlet.

But in the late 1800s, writers from the northern USA region referred to some southerners as “crackers.”

Oh, Please!

“[Those writers] decided that they were called that because of the cracking of the whip when they drove slaves,” historian Dana Ste. Claire told the outlet, though he noted those the term would be applied to weren’t typically wealthy enough to own slaves.

Users on Twitter also claimed that a “cracker barrel” was the barrel used to hold whips, though there is currently no historical evidence to back up that claim. [See the above screenshot from a Twitter post.]

Back in 2015, someone named Ryan Koch, who lived in Iowa, started a petition to change its name because he believed Cracker Barrel to be “racist” toward white folks. Per the Change.org petition, Koch wrote, “I say all European Americans start protesting C****er Barrel. It uses an offensive slur, and it is deeply offensive and mocks our long and proud heritage.” He later clarified the post was “satire.” Ummmmm, OK.

In a tweet, one user claimed you can even see a whip in the logo, going from the first R in “barrel” to the K in “cracker.”

While it’s currently unclear whether or not there is any historical evidence to that claim, the company has since removed the connecting line from the R to the K in the logo.

Cracker Barrel’s PR team reportedly told Pop Icon that the logo was meant to “invoke nostalgia,” and was inspired by “an older gentleman who sat on the front porch during the summer.”

Has Cracker Barrel ever been racist?

So, while it seems like the name of Cracker Barrel isn’t inherently racist, it sounds like a lot of Black customers have experienced racism at the restaurant locations, which is horrifying.

In 2004, there was a filing and settlement of a racial discrimination lawsuit against Cracker Barrel after finding evidence of racist behavior and discrimination in at least 50 locations across the U.S. According to CBS News, 21 people filed a $100 million federal lawsuit against the chain. At the time, a spokesperson for Cracker Barrel stated, “ Our mission is pleasing people, and that means all people. We do not tolerate discrimination of any kind.”However, evidence suggests that Cracker Barrel definitely knew what was happening and wasn’t doing anything about it. Attorney David Sanford stated, “It can’t be the case that Cracker Barrel doesn’t know about it. We have enough evidence right now to suggest that Cracker Barrel, to the very highest level, is responsible.”

According to CBS News, the lawsuit includes statements from Black customers who stated they were forced to wait while white customers were seated right away. One specific person said that she arrived at Cracker Barrel at 9:48 p.m. and was told that she couldn’t be served because the restaurant was about to close. However, she then saw four white men were allowed in. “We had hungry children, and he still refused to serve us,” the person said.

“There are perhaps thousands more African-Americans who have been denied service, treated rudely by servers and hosts, and subjected to racial slurs at Cracker Barrel restaurants,” attorney Grant Morris said.

Hopefully, the chain learned from their (sic) mistakes and has implemented a zero-tolerance policy among their (sic) staff. Nobody deserves to go to a restaurant and be discriminated against — period.

If you are looking for ways to donate your time or money to Black Lives Matter and other antiracist organizations, we have created a list of resources to get you started. [bolded in original]


Well, that last paragraph lets you know where this clueless white woman who posted this on DISTRACTIFY stands on the political spectrum.

It would seem she is so far gone that she doesn’t proofread her articles before submitting them. A number of commas are missing and misusing their for its. I left those in with the notation hat they are in the original.

Chapman is located 30 miles from LA. A private Liberal Arts school.

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Indictment. ‘Political Circus’ to ‘Get Trump’

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Thanks to the folks at Newsmax.

Trump indictment would be targeted prosecution: Alan Dershowitz | America Right Now

Trump indictment would be targeted prosecution: Alan Dershowitz | America Right Now

By Eric Mack    |   Saturday, 18 March 2023 05:03 PM EDT

Regardless of former President Donald Trump’s arrest for a “hypercreative” prosecution, Democrats leading this charge will not stop him from running for president, according to legal expert Alan Dershowitz on Newsmax.

“They’re going to want to make this political circus; in the end, it will help Trump politically,” Dershowitz told “America Right Now.” “And remember that it doesn’t matter if he’s indicted or even convicted or even in prison: He can still run for president and serve as president.

“The state can’t stop it and the Legislature can’t stop it. It’s in the Constitution.” Dershowitz, Harvard Law professor emeritus, cannot fathom the concocting of this case against Trump.

 

“I taught law for 50 years, I have no idea how you can combine a federal statute about campaign contributions with a state misdemeanor statute about other things and come up” with something to charge Trump with, Dershowitz told host Tom Basile.

“You know, it’s 1 and 1 equal 11 here — not 1 and 1 equals 2. It’s just wrong.”

The timing is also suspect, Dershowitz noted, as allegations of influence peddling against the Biden family has reached a crescendo. Also, this week, Dershowitz released his latest book

“It shows not a single one of them is justified,” Dershowitz said of his book laying out myriad attempts to find crimes to charge Trump with. “If it wasn’t Donald Trump, no prosecutor would dream of bringing this stretched indictment. The criminal law is not supposed to be an act of creativity. You’re supposed to investigate people for existing well-known crimes.”

The weaponization of justice against the political opposition in Democrat-led states like New York is on full display, according to Dershowitz.

“This purely, purely political,” Dershowitz said. “Look, the attorney general of New York ran on a campaign to get Trump; Bragg essentially the same thing. This is 100% political.

“There is no basis for this prosecution; but with the judiciary in New York, you never know. The courts could uphold it.”

Efforts to “get Trump” have effectively tossed the ethics of prosecution out the window, Dershowitz warned.

“That’s the problem,” he said. “The problem is every part of the judicial system has become politicized: Get Trump. This get Trump business idea, about which I wrote this book, ‘Get Trump,’ has permeated every aspect of our legal system.

“Normally a person has a guarantee at least that the courts will free him. Here there’s no assurance that the courts of New York will. It may have to go to the United States Supreme Court.”

This is an age-old example of “show me the man and I will find the crime,” according to Dershowitz.

“The prosecution itself is an unrighteous prosecution,” he said. “It’s a targeted prosecution. It’s an example of the conversation between the head of the KGB and Stalin, where the KGB guy said to Stalin: ‘Show me the man, and I’ll find you the crime.’ This is selective, targeted prosecution.

“The indictment itself, if it comes forward, would be an act of hypercreativity, combining together a federal statute, the state statute — unprecedented, unjustified, and yet likely to succeed, because in New York you can indict a ham sandwich if you’re the grand jury, and probably convict the ham sandwich if his name is Trump, because the jury pool will be so dramatically opposed to Trump.

“This is a very bad day for America. Look, I’m a liberal Democrat. I want to vote against Trump for the third time. This has nothing to do with politics. This has to do with my lifetime commitment for a single standard of justice and no weaponization of justice.”

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What happens when Liberal Journalists Matt Taibbi and Michael Shellenberger are testifying under oath to what happened with the weaponization of Tweeter? Hate from Progressives.

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What happens when Liberal Journalists Matt Taibbi and Michael Shellenberger are testifying under oath to what happened with the weaponization of Tweeter? Hate from Progressives.

For those who don’t know, Taibbi and Shellenberger are Liberals. But also Journalists who write the truth sometimes giving us the facts. But the far left didn’t care cause it didn’t fit their warped narrative.

Shellenberger a environmentalist who ran for governor in California as a Democrat. Taibbi well you can find him on the AP and the NY Times best sellers list. Both voted for Biden and Obama.

But the extremists on the committee attacked their credentials. Now when Trump was President and information was leaked, never was there a call from the left to find out the source. Same when Twitter would allow those leaks to be posted.

But now that Musk owns Twitter, the left is demanding to know the Journalists give up their source. What changed?

 

 

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State Department Helped Fund ‘Disinformation’ Research Group That Reportedly Blacklists Conservative News Sites

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I want to thank the Daily Caller for this article.

AILAN EVANSASSOCIATE EDITOR

The U.S. State Department, through its Global Engagement Center (GEC), helped facilitate funding for a group that reportedly works to demonetize sites it claims are disseminating “disinformation,” including conservative news outlets, according to its website.

The Global Disinformation Index (GDI), a United Kingdom-based nonprofit that styles itself as a “non-political” monitor working to “disrupt the business model of disinformation,” lists as a funder the Disinfo Cloud, a now-shuttered GEC project. However, GDI has worked to demonetize conservative news sites by collaborating with ad exchanges to flag alleged purveyors of disinformation, the Washington Examiner reported.

GDI maintains a “dynamic exclusion list” of the worst offenders of disinformation online, according to its website. The organization then provides this list to ad tech companies, which can then “defund and downrank these worst offenders” and thereby defund sites allegedly promoting disinformation.

While the exclusion list isn’t publicly available, popular conservative news site Breitbart is on the list, according to the Examiner, and it is “plausible” that any of the “riskiest” outlets would also be on the exclusion list, according to a member of the GDI advisory panel who spoke to the Examiner.

In this list of news outlets that were deemed the “riskiest” for alleged promotion of disinformation, GDI identified several prominent conservative news sites including the New York Post and the Daily Wire. By comparison, the “least risky” sites were overwhelmingly left-wing.

Moreover, GDI flagged the Examiner itself as disseminating “anti-LGBTQ+” disinformation, according to an October 2022 GDI memo, and pointed to an Amazon ad displayed on the Examiner page. The “anti-LGBTQ+” content in question was found in an opinion article.

In September 2021, the State Department’s GEC hosted the U.S.-Paris Tech Challenge, an event seeking to “advance the development of promising and innovative technologies against disinformation and propaganda” in Europe and the U.K. The event was held in “collaboration with U.S. Embassy Paris, the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab), the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)” and several other entities.

GDI, along with the U.K.-based Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD), were two of the three winners; ISD also works to monitor and combat perceived misinformation and disinformation, and lists as government partners the U.S. State Department and U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

The three winners will receive grants totaling $250,000, according to the Atlantic Council, which partnered with the State Department to arrange the event.

GDI also lists among its funders George Soros’ Open Society Foundations, Pierre Omidyar’s Luminate and Craig Newmark Philanthropies.

The Global Disinformation Index and the State Department did not respond to the DCNF’s requests for comment.

 

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Has Disney learned their lesson? More WOKE stories are on the way.

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Has Disney learned their lesson? More WOKE stories are on the way. Hopefully this is the first of many stories about companies that went WOKE and are now suffering because of it.

Disney will reduce its workforce by 7,000 employees in a bid to cut costs, Iger said Wednesday on the company’s earnings call for the year-end 2022 quarter. The figure represents 3.2% of Disney’s total headcount of about 220,000 worldwide as of Oct. 1, 2022.

The layoffs are part of Disney’s efforts to achieve about $5.5 billion in cost savings. Of that, $2.5 billion represents “non-content costs” (including labor costs) and $1 billion of those targeted cost-reductions are already underway, Iger said. Disney is aiming for an annualized reduction of $3 billion in non-sports content costs, expected to be realized over the next several years, Disney CFO Christine McCarthy told analysts.

One of their acts of desperation will be bringing back Tim Allen for Toy Story 5. Let’s see if they clean it up after the disastrously  4.

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Say his name. Service members forced to pay back signing bonuses after being fired over COVID vax.

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Say his name. Service members forced to pay back signing bonuses after being fired over COVID vax. So now we see that the military kicked out our men and women for not taking the jab. Making matters worse, they want the signing bonus back cause they didn’t do the promised service time.

U.S. service members who were fired for refusing to comply with the Pentagon’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate are now being forced to pay back their original recruitment bonuses, which they tell Fox News Digital is a “kick in the face” after years of dedicating their lives to protecting the country.

The push by the Pentagon to recoup signing bonuses from fired service members comes after President Biden signed the fiscal year 2023 National Defense Authorization Act, which included a provision, cleared by the House and the Senate, to repeal the administration’s military vaccine mandate. This month, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin signed a memo that will update the records and remove letters of reprimand from troops whose exemption requests to the vaccine were denied.

Give those bonuses back. Remember Austin was the one who ordered our troops to flee for their life from the advancing Taliban.

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But, but how could this happen in California? White man goes on a killing spree. Oh wait he was Asian.

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But, but how could this happen in California? White man goes on a killing spree. Oh wait he was Oriental. California, the state where Progressives pass the crazy laws saying it’s gun control. And what happens? People die. I know, some loon will say the gun probably came from out of state. Or will say the shooter didn’t kill and injure those folks, his gun did.

And you have this crazy person who blamed the shooting on whites anyway. We have this.

It didn’t take long for one leftist lunatic to blame white dominant culture for the shooting. She vowed to make it him/her mission to take down the white dominant culture following the shooting.

Only in California.

 

 

 

 

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Unfortunately, what happens in Canada doesn’t stay in Canada

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Unfortunately, what happens in Canada doesn’t stay in Canada

Canadian college job posting: “Successful candidates will self-identify as black”

“Successful candidates” for an economics professor job at a Toronto public university must “self-identify as Black of African Descent,” according to the school’s listing for the position.

Toronto Metropolitan University, formerly Ryerson University, lists an opening for a tenure-track economics position restricted to applicants who are “Africans and African heritage people from the Caribbean, Americas, Europe.”

The application deadline is December 21 and the job opening is posted on AcademicWork, a job bank managed by the Canadian Association of University Teachers.

The College Fix emailed Brennan Thompson, chair of the hiring committee, on December 12 to confirm that this search is restricted to black applicants of African descent and whether Toronto Metropolitan University has utilized race or ethnicity as a necessary criterion in hiring in any other position.

The Fix has not received a response.

Other university job listings have excluded whites and Asians or offered preferential options to some minorities

This is not the first racially restrictive job posting reported by The Fix.

The University of Louisville in 2015 posted a department of physics and astronomy ad for “a tenure-track assistant professor position that will be filled by an African-American, Hispanic American or a Native American Indian.”

In September of this year, Richard Lowery, an associate professor of finance at the University of Texas at Austin, filed a lawsuit against Texas A&M University that accused the public institution of creating a program in which scholar candidates of color would be given preferential hiring treatment over white and Asian males, The Fix reported.

The lawsuit cited a fund that was set aside for tenure-track hires from “underrepresented minority groups.” The fund defines underrepresented minority groups as African Americans, Latino Americans and Native Americans.

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Gavin getting nervous about all those undocumented.

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But, but they’re such hard workers and do the jobs Americans don’t want. Like working at the water department making coffee and filing. I guess if Gavin checks around, there’s someone in Northern California looking to take in a few.

We have this from Breitbart.

In an interview with ABC10 News, Newsom seemingly complained that California is having to foot the bill for hundreds of thousands of border crossers and illegal aliens arriving via buses and flights every month as part of the Biden administration’s expansive Catch and Release network. Newsom said:

The federal government is sending more and more flights, and more and more buses directly here to California because this state is doing what no other state’s doing and that’s absorbing and protecting and preserving our values and advancing them by doing health care screenings, and taking care of folks, and the more we do, the burden is placed disproportionate on us.

We’re already at capacity and nine of our sites. We can’t continue to fund all of these sites because of the budgetary pressures now being placed on this state and the offsetting issues that I have to address. [Emphasis added]

As of October, an estimated 1.4 million border crossers and illegal aliens have been released into the U.S. interior since Biden took office in late January 2021. This is in addition to more than 600,000 illegal aliens who are known to have successfully crossed the southern border.

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SI and WP going after a 80 year old man for being in a crowd when he was 14.

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A family member of mine sent me this link to a Sports Illustrated article. I saw this and thought the Woke crowd strikes again. I can not stand Jerry Jones and do not like America’s Team.

To go after a person who was only 14 back in 1957 is ridiculous. Well they mention a WP article as their source and it’s totally shit bat crazy. They use that incident back in 1957 as a reason Dallas never had a black coach under Jerry Jones. The headlines from the Post article.

Jerry Jones helped transform the NFL, except when it comes to race
Decades after standing on the frontlines of one of Little Rock’s darkest segregation clashes, the Dallas Cowboys owner has led the league toward new revenue models but has yet to hire a Black head coach

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