August 24, 2011, - 10:31 am

MLK Statue or Not, Last Night I Was the Victim of Race-Card Playing Liars

By Debbie Schlussel

This week, there is much ado about the newly unveiled Martin Luther King, Jr. monument on the Washington Mall.  But, to me, the statue and what it stands for apparently taught a far too large number of people that their racism–racism against non-Blacks–is okay.  Last night, I saw, yet again, the real racism in America that is growing and intensifying, because guilty White liberals enable it.  If you play the race card, YOU are the real racist.  And you are no different than a criminal who frames an innocent person in a crime.  No different.


How do you fight off humiliating, false accusations of racism? How do you disprove the negative–something that never happened? Those are the questions I faced last night when I was the victim of absolutely false accusations by race-card players, a Black couple who probably do this often. The lying race merchants wouldn’t stop talking, and after I complained to the studio representatives (after politely and unsuccessfully asking them to be quiet several times), they told the studio rep that I made racist comments to them. I said no such thing, and yet, they were instantly believed.

Here are the details:  last night, I attended a movie screening that also included members of the public with free passes.  After the movie started and there were several empty seats, I moved up from the press row and my reserved seat, which was too close to the screen.  I was enjoying the movie.  Fifteen minutes into the movie, a Black couple in their 20s or early 30s walked in and sat in the press row.  They began talking.  Soon, security asked them to move, telling them that the seats were reserved.  They got up began talking loudly while looking for empty seats elsewhere.  They came to my row in which there was an empty seat next to me and other empty seats in between others.  They asked me if anyone was sitting in the empty seat.  I said, no.  They then loudly asked the other people to move down, sat down in the two seats next to me and wouldn’t stop talking.  Each time I said “sh . . .” or asked them to please be quiet, they began talking louder and taunting me.

I got up and went outside the theater to complain to the studio representative.  He came into the theater and told them to be quiet or he’d “kick your ass out.”  The people loudly said “thank you,” three times.  He sat down in front of me and the woman from the offending couple stuck her head and neck out toward at me and began staring at me in an attempt to further annoy me.  I complained again, and she returned her body to the back of her seat.  After a while, the studio representative left the theater, and the woman got up and followed him.  They both returned to the theater, with the studio representative apologizing incessantly to this man and woman for no apparent reason and moving them back to the press row where they arrived 15 minutes into the movie.

When the movie was over and I walked out of the theater, the woman confronted me, yelling that she needed to know “which paper you write for.  I’m gonna call Channel 7 and report you.”  I laughed and said, “What are you gonna report?  That, you wouldn’t stop talking during a movie and I complained?”  Then, the studio rep confronted me in front of departing moviegoers and told me that the woman said that I told the couple I didn’t want them to sit next to me because I don’t want to sit next to Black people.  This is absurd.  If that were true, I would have lied and said the seat next to me was taken.  I’ve never said such a thing in my life, but the studio rep told me that he believed the woman because she came out and cried and said she was afraid of me.  “I don’t really know you,” he added.  I was humiliated. (And, in fact, he knows me. He knew me well enough to eat the over $200 worth of catered food I paid for he and his family to eat at his late grandfather’s “shiva” (Jewish mourning) house. And I know his mother, to whom I had just given an expensive book about Lodz, the concentration camp in which the grandfather had been interned. But, hey, why not believe race-baiting liars you know far less because, after all, they’re Black so it’s gotta be true, right?)  The studio rep proceeded to deliver multiple apologies to the couple and give them several movie favors as parting gifts for his guilt over something that never happened to them.  It was disgusting. This guy was like a Casey Anthony/O.J. Simpson juror in his naivete and gullibility.  Apparently, anyone can play the race card and is instantly believed without a shred of evidence.

Fortunately, another movie critic confirmed that the couple were loudly, incessantly talking during the screening, when they initially sat behind him.  And security, which watches through binoculars, confirmed what actually happened.

I’ve never said a thing like what I was alleged to have said . . . EVER.  I grew up in a Black neighborhood, where my Black vice principal neighbor at my majority Black high school frequently drove me to school along with her daughter.  My parents begged me to remain in my all-White (and Jewish) private school (not because of race but because they wanted me to continue my Jewish education).  If I were truly a racist and didn’t want to be around Black people, I wouldn’t have declined to follow their wishes.  Nor would I currently live in a majority Black city in an apartment building and complex in which the majority of my neighbors are Black.  If I was such a racist, I wouldn’t constantly do favors for my elderly Black neighbors and buy them water and batteries I needed for myself during the 2004 Blackout.  It is my own Black neighbors, NOT me, who’ve told me they will move out of my building if I leave, because they don’t like the Black neighbors moving in. They are the racists, not me. Ditto for the Black mayor and police chief in the city in which I live, who publicly complained in the media about the “ghetto” Blacks moving into the city, something which shocked me.

I frequently sit next to a Black movie critic with whom I am friendly and who I asked to do a movie review show with me.  The racism charge made against me, last night, is simply false, phony, fabricated. But that’s how it goes with cries of racism these days, cries that seem to flow more easily than water and with far less veracity.

Sadly, anyone can play the race card.  How do you refute it?  How do you prove you never said things you never said?  It’s nearly impossible.  And that’s the problem.  Many Black Americans and other minorities are encouraged and enabled in making these false racism charges and complaints.  They know they will get away with it because they are instantly believed.  In most cases, it’s a matter of believing one side over another because there is no recording of what was said, no independent witnesses to refute it.

I will complain and have always complained when people talk loudly and incessantly at movies, whether they are Black, White, blue, purple, or green.  I don’t care what race you are.  Just shut the bleep up.  I’ve complained about White people talking, too.  The problem, though, I’ve encountered is that the majority of the people that tend to think this is their living room or they have the right to do whatever they want, including talking loudly, texting, and talking on their cellphones during movies, are, in fact, Black.  That’s the real racism:  thinking that you can do whatever you want because Whitey’s rights and payment of a $10 ticket (not in this case, but in most cases) is not important.  And thinking that if someone complains, you can concoct a phony racism story complete with crocodile tears and try to ruin someone’s reputation.

If this is now what constitutes “civil rights” and “equality,” then this week’s unveiling of the King statue is in dire need of a concurrent examination of whether the Civil Rights movement has gone too far.  “Civil rights” is now a matter of racism by minorities against majorities and lording over them the right to do it and get away with it. Talking loudly and doing what you want at the movies because, hey, the White people are irrelevant, is racism, plain and simple.  Playing the race card because you were called out on it is even more racist. I don’t just blame the legions of Black race merchant “leaders”–Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Louis Farrakhan, Jeremiah Wright, Cynthia McKinney a/k/a “Jihad Cindy #1,” and Michelle Hussein Obama–for this. I also blame the liberal guilt that instantly espouses as truth all the false, fabricated race card claims wantonly bandied about.

I doubt very highly that the “I Have a Dream” speech was about your right to keep your big mouth open at the movies and cry racism wolf when I complain after asking you nicely five times to be quiet. Race has nothing to do with it.

Your lack of manners and consideration for all of those around you is the real crime here. That you cried, “Racism! Racism!” to cover up your bad behavior is the larger crime.

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80 Responses

I find it best to avoid blacks entirely. Problem solved. That goes triple for Moslems.

dm60462 on August 24, 2011 at 10:47 am

    Debbie! You took the bait! Instead of arguing that you never made any racist comments, protesting how non-racist you are, and complaining about people that use the race card, you should have let your law-background kick in.

    In this country, you are aloud to dislike, even hate someone. Anyone, for any reason: Their skin color, their religion, their appearance, their speech, etc. As long as you do not commit a crime (including violating their civil rights), you have done absolutely nothing wrong. I am a Jew, but I don’t expect every American to like Jews. Many hate me just because I am Jewish. You know what? That is their right. They cannot legally justify denying my civil rights based on the fact that they don’t like Jews, but they don’t have to like me.

    The real crime of political correctness is that we are being robbed of our freedom to like or dislike people as we desire. The Left is legislating thought, by telling us we must not only give equal rights to certain protected classes (minorities, gays, Muslims etc.), but we are prohibited from disliking any individual, for any reason, if they are a member of one of those special classes. THAT is the real crime. MLK said that we should judge others by the content of their character, not that we should give up the right to judge others if they are a member of a protected class.

    Phil on August 25, 2011 at 9:39 am


It’s all about a false sense of empowerment. Sadly, this is NOT an unintended consequence of the Civil Rights Act, or the raising up to secular saint status of MLK, Jr.

Ironically, your decision to remain in a Black environment while others were moving out, does not help you, and probably hurts you. As such, you are likely perceived as being racist since you are “trying too hard” and “trying to prove a point.”

I realize that this makes no sense, but that’s where we are today. As long as the Dems can benefit from this enforced plantation mentality of most Blacks, along with the pattern reactions of guilt-ridden White liberals, nothing will change.

Of course, public education has much to answer for in this connection, as well.

Red Ryder on August 24, 2011 at 10:49 am

Post-racial America… ain’t it grand?

DS_ROCKS! on August 24, 2011 at 10:53 am

I have no doubt that your story is true. I’ve seen it lots of times.

I was getting beat up by 3 big Black guys in a bowling alley that I worked in as a teenager. When the guy behind the desk came and broke it up, they claimed that I had called them the N word.

llano2 on August 24, 2011 at 10:54 am

Debbie, I’m sorry you had to put up with such stupidity last night at the films you attended. That couple was dead WRONG for talking during the course of a film, and this is why I don’t go to movies these days, you moronic and stupid people talking while the movie is on (doesn’t matter if their black, white, latino, asian, middle eastern, etc.). DS, you know that I’m one of your black readers/fans on this blog and I love you’re writing style and I love how you call out everyone from all stripes, regardless what their thinking is. And NO Debbie, you are NOT no racist and thank the good lord you don’t have that thinking!

I’ve read you’re archive articles and you said that you grew up in a predominately black community in Detroit, MI and you went to school with mainly black children, etc. DS, if you were a racist, you would’ve said to you’re parents, “mom, dad, I want to go to an all-white school in the suburbs, etc. etc.”, and as you claimed in this column, you NEVER said anything like that at all. And what I also find out is that those who play the race card all the time by calling people “racist” for no reason happen to be the true racist themselves, these white-liberals are such stupid people its not even funny. Debbie, I know you blame the moronic white-lefist for all of this BS, you know and I know and everybody else who comments on this blog is that white-left wingers for the last 45-50 years have been using and propagandizing black people (like myself) in order for them to vote Democrat and love the welfare state, etc.!

“A nation is defined by its borders, language & culture!”

Sean R. on August 24, 2011 at 10:55 am

Challenge such clowns to immediate drug testing and truth verification (i.e. voice stress analysis or polygraph). I have undergone both, and they are not pleasant, but in a “surprise” situation, in most cases they can introduce enough doubt on one side of a “he-said/she-said” scenario that the “failed” party will usually break down and confess to lying. Often the threat of such a testing routine will often introduce enough of a reaction that liars will out themselves by their reactions.

However, without drug screening, the truth verification could be pointless, as many drugs can help someone thwart such tests.

Doda McCheesle on August 24, 2011 at 11:15 am

Sorry, Deb. If I was younger and single, I probably would have talked to my friend during the movie, too. Something like this:

“Hey, Ross, who’s the georgeous Blonde?!”

“I think it’s Debbie Schlussel.”

“Wow, beauty and brains, all in one chick!”

“Can it dude, she’s WAAAAAY out of your league.”

Then I would have shut up. Probably not bothered you that much, then.

People really should time their talking and coughing for when things are blowing up on screen.

Occam's Tool on August 24, 2011 at 11:16 am

The sorry part is that the studio rep believed them. Perhaps he feared they would make-up some racial complaint against him.

fred on August 24, 2011 at 11:17 am

Why do blacks talk loudly in theaters?

lexi on August 24, 2011 at 11:18 am

    Being rude, insulting, uncouth and boorish isn’t a race thing. Its a character thing. It was Martin Luther King who said we should be judged not on account of our appearance but by the content of our character. That should be the only true basis to judge any one we meet in this life.

    NormanF on August 24, 2011 at 4:46 pm

Oh, Debbie, you’ve been “dissed”. You need to take action – I’ve been threatened, insulted, robbed, had my property ruined, etc., etc. by Blacks who have no respect for themselves so why should they for me – and the action is to take them to court for SLANDER. Get your best attorney contact to represent you.

I am a admirer of Walter E. Williams, Ph.D., so please read:

My position based on experience is that if you wimp-out, you lose all credibility and will be considered a “soft target” who has succumbed to the kool-aid, i.e. the GUILTY WHITE flavor. (Please listen to what Red Ryder and Sean have said.)

Dennis on August 24, 2011 at 11:38 am

Well, given that the studio rep was apparently a Jew, he sinned terribly, including because he assumed that a fellow Jew was lying and publicly attempted to humiliate her.

skzion on August 24, 2011 at 11:48 am


Good post, but sad at the same time that you as a Black feels that he has to defend the obvious.

As stated above, the unfortunate situation with identity politics these days is NOT an unintended consequence of the Civil Rights Act.

Rights derive from God, and cannot be granted by any government. Indeed, they can only be taken away by the government. Most Blacks–and most Jews, for that matter– earnestly believe that Uncle Sugar is actively protecting their rights.

Talk about a wolf in sheep’s clothing.

Red Ryder on August 24, 2011 at 11:48 am

    Red Ryder, yes I’m a man of color, but if you met me in person you’ll probably think that I’m latino (my skin color is light-brown and a little red and some folks mistake me as latino or multi-racial), for some odd reason some spanish speaking people have confronted with me by speaking their tongue of spanish and I say to “No senor or senorita, no espanol (those are the only spanish words I know)” or I say in english, “I’m sorry sir or maam, I don’t speak spanish, I only speak english”!

    On my fathers side of the family, there mainly very light-brown and look kinda latino, mixed-race or a little middle eastern (no I don’t have any middle eastern relatives), while on my mothers side of the family, there skin is dark-brown. Since me and one of my sisters (my other sister is dark-brown and she looks more like my mother) have light-brown skin, the both of us got it from our fathers side of the family!

    “A nation is defined by its borders, language & culture!”

    Sean R. on August 24, 2011 at 1:29 pm


      “some folks mistake me as latino or multi-racial”

      African Americans are very diverse – they come from the entire African continent and their ancestors belong to many different tribes and ethnic groups. Also, the African Americans are very much mixed. Almost none of them are 100% black – they all have some white or native american ancestry. 😉

      I remember they had these DNA-tests on the Mario Lopez show. Even a very dark black guy like Snoop Dogg had as much as 20% white ancestry! 😛

      Motives on August 24, 2011 at 2:49 pm

Wow. Your experience enraged me. And it saddens me because I know that you are right when you ask how can you get your reputation back after a FABRICATED experience like those two ignorant yobos put you through. If I had super-powers, I’d implode them in their seats (or even better…make their big, fat effing mouths disappear FOREVER!).

We know what this is all about. Read the first chapter of Shelby Steele’s “White Guilt”. He was very open how American blacks use their “minority” status to keep whitey cowed. And you’re correct…they are stealthily facilitated by dumb, annoying eff-uped LIBERALS! The whole lot make me sick because they are making life untenable for ALL. This is America, Land of the Free, Home of the Brave and it’s become a selfish cesspool of ignorant narcissism! It’s enough to make me pack up and go to Ron Paul’s planet…Planet Zog!

I guess we just have to stand our grounds. My dad was half black. I have NO white guilt and I don’t treat Blacks better because they act like they are lesser than. Like every other human being, they have to EARN my damn respect. People are so evil. I had an experience with a lawsuit last year where the defendants (not black) lied and lied to because they truth made them look as bad as they are. When jackholes like that sully your reputation, it is such an outrage…akin to your horrible experience last night. You can’t even do your damn job without two pieces of filth ruining it because they are so selfish and ignorant. I would have given YOU the freebies.

Oh, and those two pieces of latrine slime make a living doing what they do. They are swine. It makes me sick. And any whites (or other sorts) who help them along because they are cowed wimps are just as filthy.

Rush Limbaugh warned the advent of Zero would drag America back due to the Left’s obsession and TRUE racist ways. He saw this coming and it frightened him.

And you can thank the Democrats for keeping a good deal of Black Americans ignorant and selfish like this. 72% out of wedlock births has destroyed their potential to be great Americans…as ANY American has the opportunity to be great. They are in shambles and THAT is the TRUE slavery. It makes me so sick because NO ONE has the guts to take it on to help improve America. And we know why. Disgrazia!!! And I resent VERY MUCH that the default image of Black Americans IS one of the “Ghetto” kind. But when you have the 72% tragedy, that is what we predominantly get!

Skunky on August 24, 2011 at 11:50 am

You should have immediately and LOUDLY called both black people liars, which they were.

Truth on August 24, 2011 at 11:59 am

    She could have said that but would she have won it? When I mentioned being politically incorrect, I meant that if you stand up for the truth and justice and the other party to the dispute is a minority, people are just afraid of giving them offense. And the real injured party, like Debbie, get no satisfaction. I would like it that disputes were decided fairly but as long as political correctness is the rule in our society that enables fear and cowardice, the truth and justice won’t get its day in court, whether that is the court of life or the courts in our world.

    NormanF on August 24, 2011 at 4:51 pm

You just experienced what everyone in business has to go through. In fact, you have any conflict with any black person who works for a business (insurance, automobile, airline, etc), they will immediately claim that you made a racist remark (even if you dealing with them by phone and do not know their race), and the business will side with them.

At least tell us which studio this white bozo worked for. He is to blame as much as J Fred Muggs and his wife.

Oh, and if anyone finds this last comment racist, I no longer care. I have seen too much of this nonsense living here in the DC area to give a crap whether someone calls me racist anymore.

Jonathan E. Grant on August 24, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    Bigotry isn’t necessarily a low class thing. Highly educated people can be bigots. It doesn’t reflect well on the character of the bigot in question. For what its worth, I am not in the least interested in their views.

    NormanF on August 24, 2011 at 4:43 pm

Wait, so you’re openly racist towards Islam, but you’re not racist against black people?
Somehow I don’t believe a word of your story.

R: Which race is Islam? Please do tell. I had witnesses who backed me up. RIF–Reading Is Fundamental. DS

Rationalism on August 24, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    Wait, she is openly critical of Islam (and rightfully so), in our country, The U.S., we have a right to freedom of speech (something that ya, form muslim countries, don’t understand and absolutely don’t have). By the way, Rationalism, which Black neighborhood do you currently live in? Being critical of offensive, rude behavior, does not equate to racism. If you want racism, go to any muslim country and profess you are Christian or Jewish, and see what happens.

    BroMan on August 24, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    OK, here we go again.

    1. PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE! Open the dictionary and learn the definitions of the following: BIAS, BIGOTRY, DISCRIMINATION, PREJUDICE, RACISM. How can you rationally argue a point if you do not understand the words you use? That is exactly why ENGLISH MUST BE THE OFFICIAL LANGUAGE OF THE U.S. – words in one language do not translate and convey identical meaning to words of other languages that are supposed to be of the same meaning. Otherwise, the U.S. legal system would collapse or we would just become Quebec?!?!

    2. ISLAM IS A THEOCRACY – i.e. Religion, Law, and Politics – all in one neat package. Its goal is to cover the earth and make infidels like me, but especially Jews, kiss your hairy big asses.

    Now, Rationalism, that you understand that ISLAM is a THEOCRACY, unflattering remarks towards it are not RACIST. The remarks are criticisms of your politics and as U.S. citizens, we have an absolute right to flip you off with our words as well as our fingers. So, suck it up.

    Dennis on August 24, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    Rationalism, you’re not being rational at all, you’re just plain old faking it and lying not only to us on this website, but to yourself as well.

    Bro, can I ask you a question, what race is islam? Last I checked buster, islam is an ideological-theology, simple as that. And what race/ethnicity are muslims supposed to be schmuck? As Adam said in one of his post, islam is not a religion, to me it’s not that legit of a religion, if it was a legit religion, than they’ll be reformed today and get along with their fellow mankind, instead of using violence, terror, misogyny, honor killings, throwing acid into faces of females, intimidation, etc.

    “A nation is defined by its borders, language & culture!”

    Sean R. on August 24, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    Islam is a belief system. Have you heard Debbie single out Muslims account of their race? She’s criticized their reactionary and savage beliefs. That’s her right under the First Amendment. Racism as I understand it, and which also apply to anti-Semitism, is attributing to people a negative stereotypical pattern of behavior or values that doesn’t reflect them in reality. It should be added nothing about Islam is negative in a stereotypical sense at all. It is in fact predictable. All too predictable!

    NormanF on August 24, 2011 at 4:38 pm

Rationalism and dm60462 are idiots.

dm60462: MLK said you should judge a person by the content of their character. It dosen’t matter what they look like or where they come from.

Rationalism: Islam has got nothing to do with race or ethnic origin. It’s an ideology (notice I didn’t say religion). Unless a Muslim is part of some very obscure Sufi or new age sect, the fundamental belief which they all share is that they are superior and that they must dominate and/or convert the everyone else. That’s an ideology with which any rational non-Muslim should have a problem, including you (presuming you’re not a Muslim).

adam on August 24, 2011 at 12:23 pm

In government, if black employees, no matter how imcompetent, don’t get their promotions every year, they scream racism and file an EEO complaint. In fairness, I should note that some competent blacks, entitled to promotion, are not promoted, often because they put the incompetent black employees to shame.

Jonathan E. Grant on August 24, 2011 at 12:41 pm

Not sure if this was mentioned yet since I don’t have time to read all the comments but you should have busted out your Arabic and accused them of a hate crime! Say they called you a terrorist b/c of Ramadan, LOL.

Pauley D on August 24, 2011 at 1:03 pm

Debbie is there any reason you don’t publicly name the studio rep who accused you of racism? I’m sure he and his poor mom would enjoy that Google link for years to come. And I hate to blame the lovely and talented DS (whom I’d like to bear my son) but I would have changed seats rather than get into a conversation with that POS couple.

A1 on August 24, 2011 at 1:08 pm

Debbie –

I think the studio rep did believe you. I don’t think he was gullible or naive. I believe he was spineless.

He was probably afraid of the race card being used against him if he did not act the way he did.

I_AM_ME on August 24, 2011 at 1:10 pm

Yes, Black can, and will be called Racist. Directly? No.But with the help from White and Jewish Leftists, with more $$$$$ and political connections than God, to give your Black racist rear-ends the freedom to be as nasty to Whites,and other non-Blacks,that are politically in the Middle-and-Right, and get away with it.This explains everything Blacks have been able to get away with,everywhere, since the late 1960s.

Call it Racism-By-Proxy, call it Racism-By-Friends-In-High-Places….BUT IT’S BLACK RACISM JUST THE SAME!!!!AND THEY MUST SUFFER FOR IT!!!!

Phineas on August 24, 2011 at 1:29 pm

King rally stated that individuals will be judged by their character (talking in a movie) rather than be their race.

King is on your side Debbie.

Panhandle on August 24, 2011 at 1:31 pm

When the un-civil rights movement came about, they should have emphasized called it “civil rights and responsibilities.” No one ever emphasized the responsibilities that came with equal rights. Even Martin Luther King was concerned. In various writings and talks, MLK was concerned about the “black work ethic” or lack thereof. He was also concerned about the lack of personal responsibility.

A professor at a major university wrote a paper about these lesser emphasized musings of Dr. King, and was fired from the university not because he lied or plagiarized any documents, but because he was politically incorrect.

Jonathan E. Grant on August 24, 2011 at 1:31 pm

I’ve been working in East Oakland at the same auto repair shop since 1976, and I’ve owned it since 1983. I’ve had the race card pulled on me so many times I can finish the accuser’s sentences, which I do frequently. Anything I won’t loan or do for free is because I’m white. Like you, the only offset to stay calm is remembering my customer base which numbers many black families, including three and four generations in some – and my black neighbors living behind me for over thirty years who look out for my shop when I’m gone. I’ve had a stock answer for decades – “Yep, that’s right, I don’t loan tools or look at vehicles for free if you’re black, white, brown, indigo, or any color of the rainbow.” I don’t mention my black customers, friends, or relatives because that would cheapen my relationship with them in my mind. When we immediately begin to proclaim our innocence of a wrong doing we’ve never done, it gives the real racists power over us. Why that theater guy didn’t consult with his security team before running his stupid mouth off is why the conversation got out of hand in the first place. The only way to face off with ‘The Offended’ of any present day, special interest, race card pullers in a public place is with facts. Theater guy instead teleported the situation into the 1950’s South for no other reason than his own laziness and ignorance, thus empowering the professionally ‘Offended’.

BernardL on August 24, 2011 at 1:32 pm

Here’s a quote from Booker T. Washington:

“There is a classof colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs and the hardships of the negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.” Booker T. Washington, 1911

DS, in that quote that I wrote, Booker T. Washington mentioned those two morons you encountered with last night at the films, and if Mr. Washington were alive today, he’ll be on you’re side Debbie and be proud of you, no matter what you’re skin color is! And another poster said that Dr. King Jr. will be on you’re side as well Debbie, and I agree with that poster who said that!

“A nation is defined by its borders, language & culture!”

Sean R. on August 24, 2011 at 1:48 pm

Hey Debbie for what it’s worth, I’m black, from Detroit (don’t live there now but born and raised there) and have been reading your blog for years and years, and I love what you’re doing. Don’t let those wackos take away your peace, they’re not happy unless everyone is as miserable as they are.

Robert Smith on August 24, 2011 at 1:58 pm


You are right this time, when it comes to “the race card”.
Apparantly racism is only recognized and critized as such if it involved black people being the DISCRIMATED party. If they are the one’s doing the discriminating, it’s fine all of a sudden. 🙂

Pretty silly, if you ask me.
Too bad “black pride” is nowadays seen as a good and understandable thing whereas “white pride” (any white man or woman who is not self-hating) is associated with nazism and violent skin-heads.

Racism should never be used as an excuse to justify stupid, annyoying or even criminal behaviour.
The “Epic Beard Guy” internet meme comes to mind – a black man taunts an elderly white man (a bit of a loon, but still), he starts a fight, looses and the old white guy ends up being forced to leave the bus because he’s a “racist”. Since when is “whitey” or “cracker” no longer a racial slur? 😀

Motives on August 24, 2011 at 1:59 pm

You know on YouTube, I was recently attacked by some denying troll. Keyword…denying. Lemme paste it here.

“oh and i dont think this guy makes this up. But i also dont think he is black. Dude Black people dont talk through our nose or use phrases like “the mainstream media” LOL that is a term used mostly by [republican] politicians.

This is more race baiting online. I am done. Oh and when you get mad you really sound white. Seriously, this mockery of a black man’s voice is not making it. If you are gonna dog black people at least have the wherewithall to be honest about it and not act like we would.”

This is from a video rant I did a cuple of years ago about a mob of black teenagers attacking a white family.

This guy is a denier of any black person or anyone else of color who is independent, thinks outside of the box, and refuses to be part of the mental plantation. He even assumes I’m a republican, by not talking to “his level”.

I bring this up because it’s very simular to what Debbie went through. There are too many blacks…and whites..and others…who refuse to accept and deny and are afraid of people of color who are independent minded.

They’re the same people who will scream “racist” at anything to get their way, and use their race as a weapon. That’s exactly what they did to Debbie at te movies.

MLK Jr’s legacy and speeches have been hijacked and perverted by the psychonuts that are running our country today.

Squirrel3D on August 24, 2011 at 1:59 pm

Yet another clear case of TNB.

Warlord1958 on August 24, 2011 at 2:05 pm

You nailed it with White Guilt! Ever noticed every commercial has to have the black actor as the smart one… and more cool and knowledgable then everyone else.
Hard to find a white male as a good father or non dumb person or even acting stupid in most commercials. It is sad for young white males now to see this every where they go! I wonder how in 10 years our society will be because of only 12% of our population.

Brad on August 24, 2011 at 2:11 pm

I’ll disagree.

Talking loudly, texting, and talking on cellphones during movies is not a black thing. It’s a low-class thing.

I’ve seen plenty of white low-class people act just as bad because their momma didn’t raise them right.

luagha on August 24, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    I’ve seen that too. Just many reasons why I refuse to go to the movies.

    Squirrel3D on August 24, 2011 at 2:49 pm

Well, we opened ourselves up more to this kind of thing when we gave racial profiling charges at driving intersections a pass. Cities, states and the U.S. Government just caved in; not a single attempt to show that maybe blacks were stopped more at intersections more frequently because the sped & in other ways broke the law more frequently.

Maybe you should just review more complex and intellectually more sophisticated movies, and there will be a higher-class audience.

Little Al on August 24, 2011 at 2:55 pm

@Motives on August 24, 2011 at 1:59 pm

I’m sure you know all about “white pride”, don’t you? You like the numbers 88 and 14 too? You’re so transparent.

Private Eye on August 24, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    I know those number very well indeed.
    But no, I must dissapoint you, I am not a nazi. I have talked to them extensively and while some of them I find likeable and smart people, the majority are dumb, ignorant people who beat up non-white people “just for the heck of it”, drink beer, listen to hardcore music and idolize Hitler.
    No, not my type of people. Nazi’s live in the past, I live in the present. That’s a big difference. 😉

    Motives on August 24, 2011 at 4:27 pm

      That’s a stereotype right there. As I mentioned, bigotry doesn’t respect age, class, income, race or creed. Mass murderers have been highly educated people, from the Nazi doctors to Mohammed Atta and his colleagues. A Ph.D is not a guarantee that you will be an enlightened person. An Egyptian doctor just issued a fatwa calling for Israelis to be killed in Egypt as a retaliation for Israel’s allegedly killing Egyptian soldiers! This is what is true – the worst offenders are people who should know better but broadcast their hatred all the same!

      NormanF on August 24, 2011 at 5:03 pm

Private Eye, FWIW, I am confident that Motives is a Muslim (meaning a Nazi), and not a Dutch neo-Nazi.

skzion on August 24, 2011 at 3:44 pm


    I am not even TRYING to convince you. What would be the point?
    But I can tell you this:
    1: I am white
    2: I am Dutch
    3: I am not a Muslim
    Truth is, I was raised a Christian. But I have difficulty with blindly believing in things. I cannot blindly believe things without questioning them. That is why it doesn’t work for me.

    Motives on August 24, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    Skzion: From analysis of the postings of Motives, this person is either female or a male with overloaded oestrogen. A persona with accending discordancy, two seemingly conflicting energies and not able to connect. Uses a scattergun approach in arguments and then reverts to ad hominen attacks as failure to convince prevails.
    Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the Somali/Dutch feminist now residing abroad for fear of her life says something about the nu-age Dutch community which Motives is a member of. A brave woman of high calibre intelligence partnered to Neill Ferguson, the Oxford professor now at Harvard. Ayaan was associated with Theo van Gogh who was murdered for standing up for a civilised society.

    Sit at the foot of a teacher Motives, don’t follow the Douche-Bags Duisenbergs of the world. Read Neil Ferguson’s latest book
    Civilisation: The West & The Rest. This will be an excellent start. If you start backing the right horses, you’ll find a positive energy for logic and reasoning.

    Eyes Wide Open on August 24, 2011 at 9:11 pm

I know many blacks that do not want to live in a black neighborhood. I have known black women that will not date black men, and vice versa. I know black people who are greatly troubled by the number of blacks dependent on the government.

Are these black people racists? Or realists?

Incidentally, there is hardly a black comedian that does not comment on blacks talking in movie theaters.

Jonathan E. Grant on August 24, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    I would never tolerate certain kinds of remarks and neither would you. I can’t say what I would do when I hear someone making them. There is a line no one should cross!

    NormanF on August 24, 2011 at 4:33 pm

Just never be politically incorrect. That can save one a great deal of humiliation. Debbie was very brave in standing for civility but that’s apparently a one way street these days as every one knows. Most people wouldn’t bother to make a scene. In my opinion, you have to assert your rights even if it means feeling like one has lost what you can’t get back. I want to make it clear I don’t think Debbie should have had to put up with it. She could have done that but she wouldn’t have been able to watch the movie and that’s part of her job as a film critic. For the record she wasn’t a racist; she was a victim of other people’s thoughtless conduct. That’s no way to treat a stranger much less than a dear friend and as my dear friend, I have the highest regard for her and her integrity, which needs no defense in this thread!

NormanF on August 24, 2011 at 4:31 pm

Bearing false witness is a common tatic of the ignorant, the arrogant, the stupid and, often, the actual culprit.

Thug culture is part of the problem, always has been with the urban poor.

I am reminded of a recent stabbing attack (attempted murder, really) by a teenage boy, he was told by his girlfriend that she might be pregnant…the boy stabbed her 20 times and left her to die!

The girl lived, with side effects, and has had to change schools because she was harasssed as being a snitch…against the boy who tried to kill her!

Some People Need to Grow Up on August 24, 2011 at 4:35 pm

I hear you Debbie. I live in Chicago, and this summer we’ve had a problem with what the media refers to as “flash mobs”, but anyone with a brain refers to as roaming bands of thugs. Groups of teenagers (and yes they are almost universally black teenagers) roaming around and assaulting tourists and others en masse in downtown Chicago in broad daylight. And what is the response of “community leaders” to these thugs? It is basically “well if these kids had summer jobs they wouldn’t be breaking the law. They are good kids who made a mistake!”. So basically, in the black community, good kids go around beating people up and robbing, but if you could give them some employment, perhaps they wouldn’t do so. I don’t know about you, but that sounds like extortion to me. It is this sick culture of entitlement that has dragged down minorities far more than any racial slurs ever could. Good for you for dealing with the situation and for getting ahead of the blame game. Anyone with a brain knows who the real jerks in this situationa are.

Rick Torres on August 24, 2011 at 5:18 pm

There is a marker for MLK in every Korean brothel in D.C.
He was known to play but he hated to pay.
Nixon didn’t need any Plumbers to get that intelligence,
the Feds followed the tracks of his alligator sneaks.

Hymie Town on August 24, 2011 at 9:05 pm

If you think there’s only two of them who hate you because you’re White, you’re wrong. I used to focus on the “good” ones, too. I used to kiss their rear ends, in fact. People like me are not hateful bastards who simply look for an excuse to denigrate others. Maybe we’ve had FORTY YEARS of trying to get along with others, and genuinely LIKING them, only to be continually treated like dirt and have our entire ancestry defamed and lied about. Maybe one day, a person has had enough and finally realizes that for every one black like the friends you describe, there are a hundred who will whoop it up at the mere mention of being ‘unleashed’ by the likes of Maxine Waters. Wait until the dollar crashes. Wait until all the subsidies are gone and the Wal-Mart shelves are empty. You’re not even a guy, Debbie, ha, try THAT on for size on time. Hell, they’re nice to the women, you should see how we men get treated. I work with 90% blacks and they demonstrate utter contempt for all us White guys and our entire culture. When I’m the only White guy in a store, half the time one of them will try to physically intimidate me by staring me down and/or crowding my space. I’ve been surrounded by SEVEN OR EIGHT OF THEM because of a problem one of them instigated, and they don’t even know each other! I don’t back down, and I’m a big guy, but they are testing more and more to see what Whitey will put up with. Doesn’t matter how nice you are. Tried being nice for 20 years. Get real. I’m hearing about this from more and more people all the time. What do you think the flash mobs are about? We will all see one day soon how much they hate us, how much they ALL hate us, and none of your “friends” are going to help you. Welcome to the club.

John Harper on August 24, 2011 at 11:00 pm

In Vegas the theaters are in casinos. The thugs just stroll thru talking on their phones, stop, talk and watch a few minutes then move to another theater. Then repeat about 50 times a movie. Don’t even bother going anymore.

Then they wonder why the black unemployment rate is over 40%. Just safer not to hire someone who is looking for a lawsuit to cash in on. Just like Chicago’s unhired black firefighters. Couldn’t score high enough on a test and they blame the color of their skin for not getting hired. Laughed my ass off when the said they should be able to find 115 “qualified” black men out of the 5000 in the lawsuit. But you already said they didn’t pass the test so none of them are “qualified”. What about the whites, browns and yellows who failed the test, do they get paid too? Didn’t think so.

You would think the race card would lose some of it’s power now that a half black man is the “man” in charge. Nope, they want more free pie.

ender on August 25, 2011 at 12:46 am

Debbie – the situation you experienced reminded me of an auto shop where I was once employed as a tech. We had a large clientele of Black and Hispanic customers. When a black customer would come in with a problem we would correct the problem as per the job order. In dozens of situations when the customer would pick up the car they would complain of something not working that we supposedly caused. This is an age old scam I have experienced time and time again with many Black customers. I realize my story is anecdotal but it happened time and time again. No racism here, just a true story. Free work anyone?

rich b on August 25, 2011 at 1:24 am

“And you are no different than a criminal who frames an innocent person in a crime. No different.”

Right…so someone calling you a racist (regardless of whether or not it’s true) is the equivalent of someone killing their wife and making it look like someone else did it?

Alex on August 25, 2011 at 1:50 am


It appears you have been lynched by members of the Klan with the Tan (hat tip to Dr. Walter Williams for the term “Klan with the Tan).

As Larry Elder, Esquire, Radio Talk Show Host, and Author stated regarding the black population in the USA, as covered in his book, “Ten Things You Can’t Say In America,” blacks, as a group, are the most racist group in the USA, and he backs that up with facts, examples, documentation, and so forth.

William on August 25, 2011 at 2:28 am

It amazes me how many characters like John Harper who want to come on here (and any other website, for that matter) and make some general rant about all blacks doing this and blacks doing that and that they ALL hate “whitey”. To him and others who have the same stupid thoughts, get your head out of your rear end and quit thinking so highly of yourselves. Every black person is NOT an ignorant racist thug out to get you. Most of us (yes, I’m black) have respect for other people’s lives, rights and property, regardless of their color. Some of us aren’t Democrats; we are conservative, and we pay the price for our views. Friendship and trust transcends skin color; it may sound like a tired cliche, but it is character that truly matters in the long run. Don’t sit there and judge all black Americans by the actions of a bunch of sorry individuals. People talking at a movie or ripping somebody off or telling lies about someone else pisses me, period. And that MLK statue (that looks like Mao Tse Tung) is an absolute travesty.

Mike on August 25, 2011 at 2:44 am


Muslims come in all races and most regions in Eurasia & Africa. You can have them as white as the Chechens in Russia and the Bosniaks and Albanians in ex-Yugoslavia, and you can have them as black as the Africans of Darfur. In between are relatively white-looking Arabs, then there are the Iranians, Afghans, and Pakis, and the darker Bangladeshis, Malays & Indonesians.

Statistically, since the bulk of Muslims – about half of them – are from the East Indies and the Indian sub-continent, they’d be largely brown, but the Muslims that Debbie normally rails against on this site are the white-looking Hizbullah types from Lebanon and Iraq. Also, White converts to Islam, like John Walker Lindh, are just as disdained.

So do us all a favor and stop giving Muslims the positions of ‘honorary Blacks’ when it comes to special treatment.

Infidel Pride on August 25, 2011 at 8:19 am

Debbie, I’m so sorry that you had to put up with that travesty with the black couple and the idiotic studio rep.

It is apparent that MLK’s “I have a dream” speech for the today’s generations has been a failure.

Rob on August 25, 2011 at 9:47 am

Methinks the point Rationalism was trying to make was not to redefine Islam as a race, and perhaps a poor choice of words that has caused such a stir on this blog. To give him the benefit of the doubt I think he meant “prejudiced” against Islam. My counter is, again, that criticizing rude, boorish, inconsiderate, loud mouthed behavior is not “rassist, bigotry,prejudiced”, or whatever,it is just criticism, ain’t no one want nobody to be loud in a movie theatre no way!
SeanR, did we really need a history of what color on the chart you and your family is on this blog? Hispanic and Latino are not races neither, it is an ethnicity, they can be of many “races”, to quote a famous figure from LA: “Caint’ we all just git along”

BroMan on August 25, 2011 at 12:27 pm

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