Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Texas restaurant mentions some unpopular history

The Lubbock food joint, Cook's Garage, has displayed the sign in the front of the restaurant that reads: 'Coon Chicken Inn' in the teeth of a black-faced man.

In a Thursday post, the restaurant explained the purpose of the sign they suggest is not intended to be offensive.

'We did not put this sign up to be derogatory, racist or to offend anyone. This is part of Americana History...just like everything else hung in our collection and buildings.

'Aunt Jemima, mammies, and lots of other black collectibles are highly sought after, as is Americana collectibles with white characters,' the post said.

'The Coon Chicken Inn was an actual restaurant started in the 20's. Again, we want to stress we do not intend to offend anyone, and are only preserving a part of history that should remind us all of the senselessness of racial prejudice.'

The restaurant, located on US Route 87, has 3.8 star reviews by Google users.

Some furious Facebook users responded to the restaurant's post in disgust.

One wrote, 'Maybe this part of 'Americana history' is absolute shit and shouldn't be memorialized?'

Another said: 'History is there to teach and learn from not to keep bringing up and keeping the hate alive.'



Anonymous said...

Liberals only want to remember history that makes them feel warm and fuzzy inside.

Bird of Paradise said...

Liberals are screwballs all the way up to the top of their pointed heads to the core of their walnut sized brains

Anonymous said...

How do we learn from history if we are forbidden from ever seeing or talking about it?