Think Progress- A group of black women were escorted off of a train taking them on a wine tour after a white woman complained they were laughing loudly. After the women, who are all members of a book club, exited the train they were met by a group of police officers.
According to a Facebook posting by Lisa Renee Johnson, one of the women in the group, the trouble started when a woman approached them and said she was annoyed by their laughter.
The complaint that this is “not a bar” is perplexing considering the primary purpose of the train is to serve alcohol.
A maître d’ also told them they were making too much noise. Asked who was complaining, he said that “people’s faces are uncomfortable.”
Johnson said the group of women — 10 black and one white — were then paraded through all six cars and escorted off the train where police were waiting for them.
The group received a full refund but Johnson also wants an apology. “It was humiliating. I’m really offended to be quite honest. I felt like it was a racist attack on us. I feel like we were being singled out,” Johnson told the San Francisco Chronicle.
Word of the incident spread of social media under the hashtag #laughingwhileblack.
For those of you that have seen a Kevin Hart movie in the theatres, you know where I am going with this. For those of you that have not, I hope you have a healthy lung capacity, because this observation is sure to take your breathe away. Black people, even when sober, have a tendency to be loud in public places. That's only exacerbated when they are together in close quarters. It probably shouldn't be news to anybody that when you let a group of black women on a train you are probably leaving yourself open to a number of noise complaints. This isn't a racist statement at all. Trains are fucking MISERABLE. Black women may be loud, but you can bet your ass they are entertaining. Just because a couple of stuffy white folk are used to sitting in silence in an enclosed space for a number of hours doesn't mean you get to persecute the people that are making the most of a crappy situation. Who would you rather sit next? This old haggard twat whose wrist looks like a road map...
or these fun loving women that happen to be African American?
Let's play a little game called "Who Is The Real Victim?"
Option A: The sober white woman on a wine tour that is annoyed by laughter.
Option B: A group of black women that got kicked off a wine tour for laughing.
Fucking repressed white women. You will never meet a bigger group of hypocrites in the world. They are the first people to get flustered by the smallest inconvenience when sober, and the first people to be unbearably loud and obnoxious after one too many glasses of wine. Ever walked into a house where there was a game of Bunco going on? It's like sticking your fucking head in a jet engine. One time I stopped by my parents house to pick up clothes during Bunco and I had to check my pockets for my hearing when I left. Yup, same people that are ready to burn the mall to the ground when 'The Gap' discontinues their favorite blouse are the same people that take a sip alcohol and automatically revert to white girl wasted. Drunk white women make DMX sound like Mozart. The stereotype that black people are loud exists for a reason, but give some suburban house wives enough chardonnay and they'll make black people blush (metaphorically speaking, of course). I'm not even saying that the people that complained are racist, but I am saying that they are a bunch of woeful bitches that could suck the fun out of a baptist church. We'll save the prejudice label for the people that didn't say anything, but "looked uncomfortable". Actions speak louder than words. If you look uncomfortable around a certain minority you might as well just throw a white hood over your head and move to the South. I have done a lot of babbling about "victims" and "crime", but it's probably good that they got these women off the train before those silent, socially awkward motherfuckers opened up their mouth to reveal their closed mind. Regardless, what I think what we can all agree on is that an aggravated caucasian broad on a wine tour does not know how to 'do' a wine tour. Although, maybe that's an institutional problem...
P.S. As far as hashtags go...