News Joe’s Crab Shack apologizes after using photo of black man’s 1895 hanging as decoration

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  1. MutteringJohn

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    Customers at a Joe’s Crab Shack in Minnesota said they left the restaurant “sickened” this week, though it had nothing to do with the food and everything to do with the decoration.

    Tyrone Williams and Chauntyll Allen were at the national chain’s Roseville location on Wednesday night when they looked down at their table and saw a picture of what appeared to be a lynching.

    The picture, which showed a large group of white people at the public hanging of a black man, was labeled “Hanging at Groesbeck, Texas on April 12th 1895.”

    “All I said was ‘I don’t like the gumbo!” said a joking speech bubble coming from the executioner’s stand.

    According to records from the Death Penalty Information Center, the man being hung was Richard Burleson.

    Law journals from the time say that he was convicted of killing a man with a rock in 1894, though Allen said the justice system in the late 19th century was used to go after black people and execute them.

    “As you can imagine, seeing that image ruined my appetite and my pre-birthday dinner. It is hard to believe that this type of racism is still going on in 2016,” Allen said in a statement published by the NAACP.

    Williams and Allen left the restaurant without eating, and also rejected an offer of free food.

    The distressed diners and the NAACP later demanded an apology, the removal of the table and a charitable donation from Joe’s Crab Shack owner Ignite Restaurant Group.

    The table was removed, and late Thursday Ignite Restaurant Group released a statement to KARE that said, “We understand on the photos used in our table decor at our Joe’s Crab Shack location in Roseville, MN was offensive.”

    It was not immediately clear if the picture was present in other locations for the Texas-based company, of which there are nearly 100 around the country.

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  2. The Snork

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    Offer em some free "skrimps" ... that'll settle "those people" down

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    All I said was ‘I don’t like the gumbo!” said a joking speech bubble

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    who the fuck pays that close of attention to all the shitty swag art that they hang up at these chain restaurants???
     
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    I'm not on the PC bandwagon but this is pretty sick.
     
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    Whiney bitches looking for a reason to be offended or eat for free.
     
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    Waaah my birthday Waaah
     
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    :ixnay:
     
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    It was his "pre-birthday dinner".:pissed:
     
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    Missed DNA testing by that much.

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    I laughed out loud enough that it drew attention
     
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    ...those who refuse to learn from history are condemned to repeat it
     
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    Did I miss something about Chauntyll's background that allowed for the article to quote her for historical accuracy?
     
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    He left Joe's and went over to Sambo's

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    :lol:
     
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    Also. WTF is a pre birthday dinner? Did she have dollar bills pinned to her blouse?
     
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    George costanza "was that wrong???"
     
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    The offended family

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    as long as they didn't call him the N word @Shivvy
     
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    His sweatshirt is racist.
     
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