I have to write some shit down about this bar I was at earlier it was so fucked up it was a bar/restaurant dedicated to “american soul food” which basically means “we’re going to exploit everything about america in the 50s including all the racism and cultural appropriation”. You could order a grape drink and on the menu it was literally called “grape drank” as if that’s like…a cute thing to say. All the music was exclusively black music about exactly the opposite of what was going on in this bar and the menu items were all not only hugely appropriative of black culture but were also super racist like one of the specials was literally just “fried chicken” and they had a sign on one of the doors that said something along the lines of “get yourself a slice of watermelon” and it’s like…someone who thinks memes are really funny chose the decor for this place.
I walked in and thought “this is an odd place”. Then I heard they were playing only blues music by black people. Then I saw that there were literally no black people in the bar. Then I saw the menu and it said “grape drank”. Then I felt uncomfortable. Then I saw the watermelon sign and needed to leave.
And then the cherry on top; as we were leaving a group of black girls were getting ID’d by the bouncer and they got denied. A group of black people got turned away from a bar celebrating ’50s culture in America. AMAZING.