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

Debbie, I am so sorry that you had to go through this. Am I surprised? Not at all. Today’s world is upside down at best and a disgrace. Reverse bigotry and racism are the norm today.

Naomi R on August 25, 2011 at 12:40 pm

Thou does protest to much. Debbie, your record speaks for itself. You are a very honorable person. Is there anyway to identify these #$&&@*%! who made these false allegations? What a lackey that studio rep is – who is he?

Anyone that has ever been to a movie with a lot of black people in the theater knows they frequently “talk to the movie”. I remember seeing “Coming to America” in Baltimore and the stupidiity of the viewers was more entertaining that the movie. But hey they are entitled to do whatever they want because they dropped out of school, gained 200 lbs, had a bunch of kids and get “assistance” or “benefits”. (it is not called welfare anymore. Why try to shame someone even though they have no shame?)

Randal P on August 25, 2011 at 1:56 pm

This reason, the chatter in theaters by others, is the reason I will never, ever go back to Fairlane to watch a movie.
The blacks there (there were four couples there three black, one white, us), would not shut up, and they constantly talked on their cell phones. I asked for a refund, got it, and never looked back.

Scott on August 25, 2011 at 2:17 pm

What about Jews who play the “Semite Card” when confronted with extremists within their ranks?

Just sayin’

Hmmmm on August 25, 2011 at 6:52 pm

Oh to have the easy life of being an ignorant thug and blame all my problems on my skin color. Then use that color to get free stuff. Can’t wait for this gravy train to come crashing down around us.

ender on August 25, 2011 at 9:42 pm

How awful it must be to be you. It is considered a mitzvah to contribute a Shiva tray, but you just made it a sin. YOU should be ashamed of yourself. Although you were mistreated by the customers that may be “racist”, the studio rep was trying to difuse a volatile situation, which you obviously continued to fan and are still do so. This sounds personal and if I were part of the family that you say you sent a Shiva tray to I would distance myself from you and have nothing to do with you. It is a SAD. SAD day when you have to bring up the misfortune of this family’s father in the camps and add salt to the wound by acting as if YOU did them a favor by sending a shiva tray. YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELF! And any Good Jew should let you have it and boycott you. I don’t think an apology would do it! What you have done in your blog is a hundred times worse then the injustice that you perceived at the movie theater.

Allana Taubman on August 26, 2011 at 3:28 pm

I wouldnt want to wake up next to Allana Taubman in the mornings. She sound like she is having a PMS moment

Gene Jarman on August 26, 2011 at 5:31 pm


    Name calling, petty, not cool. Maybe you should read the blog and then comment appropriately.

    David Stein on August 26, 2011 at 7:41 pm

Another inconsiderate prejudice comment. This time against women. Gene, what is your excuse. Re-read the blog. Don’t attack me. MSP!

Allana Taubman on August 26, 2011 at 7:39 pm

And Gene, if you think that was a PMS moment, what was Debbie’s exuse? Or yours?

David Stein on August 26, 2011 at 7:44 pm

The whole idea is that the blog became a personal attack on a studio rep who was doing a great job. I was there. This seems more like a vendetta on Debbie’s part.

Lynn R. on August 26, 2011 at 7:47 pm

Welcome to the Al Sharpton / Barack Obama’s United States!

The ignorant idiots have been doing this for years:
1. Complaining about employees to get them fired by lying about their performance or “racism.”

2. What they did to you: complaining about non-existent bias to get things for free and “punish” others.

These idiot lower the standards and the studio rep who acted that way is a real piece of crap. What would have happened if it rose to the level of violence (as it often does)?
Someone gets hit, beat up, stabbed, and the perpetrator claims the other person started it… this studio rep shrugs his shoulders. DISGUSTING. Modern day kapo. Next thing you know, they’re going to be callin’ up the NAACP complaining that they need to be given jobs they’re unqualified for with the media because they’re being discriminated against. This stupid, horrible Al Sharpton, Oprah Winfrey mentality is sickening and the ruining of this country. Oprah Winfrey is a HUGE racist and never gets called out on it, but that’s another story.

This scenario sounds a lot like something Al Sharpton would do… except he would call in a lynch mob against the “racist.” Thank you Al Sharpton, for raising a generation of African Americans learned in the ways of race-baiting, lying, defamation, physical threats, and mob beatings. Taking over corporate America, one company at a time, through threats and violence.

Sharpton would have sent out a mass email having hundreds of people calling, harassing you and your place of work. Sharpton would have sent people to your residence to watch you, defame you to your neighbors, and worse. Sharpton is a real piece of sh*t and I hope he goes to jail real soon for all the murders and beatings he has caused. Where are you FBI? How many lives need to be ruined by Alfraud Sharpton? Are you waiting until Obama has wrecked this country so irreversibly that a murderer like Sharpton can walk around freely for the rest of his life?

On another note, when will the Jewish people wake up and stop being Liberal, and stop being Democrat???
It was OK until the 1990’s, but now it just f-ing moronic!
I don’t know though, everyone voted for Barry Barack Obama so I guess the lesson is everyone is easily decieved and stupid. As a Jew who knew Barry Obama (not by choice) before he ran for office, he is one horrible human being. He hates all that is good and is working to destroy America to the point it is so weak it is taken over completely by the Liberal-Communist AFL-CIO lynch mob and foreign enemies.

JE on August 28, 2011 at 1:26 am

I am sorry that you were victimized by false allegations. The crying racist wolf allegations are getting out of hand.

I am also a victim of false racist allegations that have nearly caused me to lose my job of 22 years- although I have never been disciplined or received a bad evaluation during the 22 year period.

The repeat racist offender has harmed many with her false allegations. The false racist allegations are creating nothing but racial divide and it is disgusting. People are scared to stand up for themselves and the racers use it to their advantage.

Thank you for sharing your story.

Read my story regarding my experience with false racist allegations here

Lily on November 4, 2011 at 9:42 pm

Wow, Debbie. You got some real winners in your comments section. Allana Taubman, a self-hating Jew who apparently adopts the same philosophy as the studio rep and David Stein, a hypocrite.

Allana, get over yourself. David, stop being a hypocrite. Your two posts prove that. And, Lynn R. I don’t believe a word you said. No fact, no detail and you didn’t even list your last name.

Roland Hall on April 23, 2012 at 6:05 am

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