QPolitical- With all the controversy surrounding the #BlackLivesMatter movement, it’s rare for a company as massive as Chick-fil-A to take a stand – but they have.
A counter movement has come out of the media wreckage called #PoliceLivesMatter that urges citizens to respect police and understand that they are here to serve and protect, and that if you abide by the law and cooperate like a mature law-abiding citizen, you’ll be protected.
Chick-fil-A issued “Back The Blue” t-shirts to it’s employees to help bring support to our law enforcement officers.
Tommy Hilfiger Part Deux! Okay fine, so this isn't nearly as egregious, or outright offensive, as Tommy Hilfiger saying he didn't want black people wearing his clothes, but still, this is a questionable business strategy at best. I'm not saying that a fast food chicken place shouldn't support the efforts of the police force, but it seems like this move was made in response to the 'Black Lives Matter' movement. I understand that most rational African Americans don't support the radical ways in which that movement attempts to support the rights of black America, it's still a part of black America.
You know what else is a part of black America? Chick-Fucking-Fil-A. You want to call that a stereotype then I am going to demand that you find me a black person, or two half black people, or four quarter black people that don't like Chick-Fil-A. Generalizations are generalizations for a reason. Again, the racial tension that exists between the police force and the black community is as present and polarizing as ever, but that doesn't mean you have to choose sides. Especially if you are a restaurant that black people, as well as people of all races, colors, and creeds, happen to love. I'll put it this way. You don't gain business by making it look, to the untrained eye, like you are backing law enforcement when the the main reason that law enforcement has been facing scrutiny is because of their dealings with a sizable portion of your clientele. Luckily, this shouldn't effect their bottomline, because people overlook a lot when you feed them well, but still, I can't help but think that Chick-Fil-A would have been better served sitting this one out. If they really wanted to back a hashtag, then maybe this is the one they should have went with...