Besides, you Negroes need to start doing for yourselves and stop trying to get into white folks business.
"Last Saturday, June 16th, Wall and two other friends arrived at Downtown Sports Bar and Grill around 12:30 AM. “You need a membership to come in tonight,” the bouncer told them. “I’ve never seen you here before.” The friends were confused, since the bar is better known for its all-you-can-eat wings and massive TVs than fancy private parties — and because the people in line before them walked right in after showing their ID.
The only difference between those people and my friends and I was our race. Still, we stood at the door in bewilderment asking “What?” as he further tried to explain that we weren’t going to be able to come in because of our “non-member” status. However, as he was explaining this, a police officer walked up to where he was standing to tell him something unrelated. As soon as he caught sight of the officer beside him, he said “Never mind, y’all go ahead.” This was the first interesting ordeal of the night, but not the last.Once inside, Wall was accosted by an employee [who he later learned was the bar's manager] after standing near the bar by himself for a few moments. “Either buy a drink or leave right now,” the man told him. Wall said he was waiting for his friend to come back from the bathroom, but man insisted he had to buy a drink right away. When Wall continued to look for his friend, the employee physically attacked him:" [Source]
Don't let them have to tell you that you aren't wanted. It's simple; just don't go in the first place. Still, I hope these hillbillies realize that there are certain rules that they have to follow if they want to engage in such a public business in these divided states of America.
Honestly, had they gone and released the shoe, I am quite sure that lots of my little cousins would have been lining up to buy it. And that is just one of many the tragedies surrounding this entire sad launch. Another is the lack of understanding on the part of a business that has made millions pushing their products to the very demographic they offended.
Some folks are already wondering how this could even have happened, but if you understand anything about the American psyche when it comes to dealing with race you wouldn't be surprised.
"The advertising for the shoe premiered on the Adidas Original Facebook page on June 14 with the caption:
“Got a sneaker game so hot you lock your kicks to your ankles?”
“Wow obviously there was no one of color in the room when the marketing/product team ok’d this,” said a commenter identifying herself as MsRodwell on nicekicks.com.
Adidas defended the shoe’s designer Jeremy Scott by saying that he was just being “quirky” and “lighthearted,” but Rev. Jesse Jackson is but one of the leaders in the Black community who disagrees:
“The attempt to commercialize and make popular more than 200 years of human degradation, where blacks were considered three-fifths human by our Constitution is offensive, appalling and insensitive,” Jackson said in a statement Monday."
Calm down Reverend. Jeremy was just being "quirky and lighthearted". I guess that slavery was so long ago that we can now view it as something "quirky" at this stage in our country's history.