Tuesday, September 16, 2014
First it was Daniele Watts, now it's Kantaki Washington and her friends who were mistaken for ladies of the night.
''In an interview with AlterNet, New York City lawyer Kantaki Washington claimed that she and two friends — all three black women — were having drinks at the Standard Hotel bar in the Meatpacking District back in August when security approached them and accused them of “soliciting.”
At first, Washington said she did not know what the man meant, asking him, “Soliciting what?” When he persists, she said she replied, “Dude, I’m a lawyer and these women are educators. Why the hell would I be in here soliciting prostitution?” [Source]
Because you are black Miss. That's why. *sarcasm off*
"Following the incident, Washington received an email from the hotel offering her a bottle of champagne and dinner for four at The Standard Grill as an apology with not addressing the specifics of the offense. She told the site she believes she and her friends were racially profiled."
Gee, ya think?
Ms. Washington, of course you were racially profiled. Just because you live in New York City doesn't mean that you are immune from the ignorance and "color aroused" thinking that is associated with the South.
The same can be said for Ms. Watts. She was given the business in very liberal -and very blue- Los Angeles. It doesn't really matter where you are in the land of the free, at any moment you can get a reality check from a color aroused asshole.
BTW, Ms. Watts, because she lives in California, was under no obligation to show that police officer in Los Angeles her ID just because he demanded it. And those women in New York had every right to be offended when some hotel security guard accused them of being prostitutes.
The hotel offered Ms. Washington a bottle of champagne and dinner for four for her troubles.
If only it was that easy to make the pain and humiliation that these women were subjected to go away.