All local “activist” Alonzo Washington is missing is the “Reverend” title…
That would maybe make him a mini-me Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton. Because from appearances, it’s all Washinton dreams of but nothing he will ever truly be. He’s just another Judas for the cause that sold his son’s freedom from the slave master McDonald’s for a $20 gift card.
Everything in this gentleman’s world comes down to racism.
I’ve attempted to meet Washinton on five – count ’em – occasions and he wimped out each time. Then in a final act of cowardice, he blocked me on Twitter.
Because he doesn’t have the intellectual integrity to debate the issues with me and stay on topic.
The genesis of this column is that McDonald’s has a policy; if you’re not eating in their dining room, if you’re not buying their food, they will only let you hang with your homies for 20 minutes.
My question is, if you’re not there to expand your waist line, why are you hanging out at McDonald’s in the first place?
Most businesses have a term for that; its called loitering.
Worse yet, it’s not conducive to business when Fred and Fanny Fat Family come in to eat only to see a dining room full of young scholars just hanging out.
Let me axe you something: how is that racist?
Now I’ll provide the answer to my own question:
Here’s a smattering of his Tweets from yesterday:
“They made my son get out of the Legends McDonalds over some bogus 20 minutes to eat rule. My wife & I challenged it”
“We knew they was only enforcing this rule with Black youths! We protested & got our son & his friends gift cards!”
“Success in fighting segregation @ the Legends McDonald. They sent my son some gift cards 4 their mistake!”
Let me get this straight, you little coward, McDonald’s doesn’t want your kid loitering in its dining room – doing nothing but hanging with his pals who aren’t eating and aren’t buying food – and it was McDonald’s that made a mistake?
Here’s what you’re doing, Blowhard Crime Tweeter, you’re teaching your kid rules don’t matter. You’re teaching your kid to use his skin color to intimidate and get his way. I guess if he’s speeding and gets stopped, it’s a racist cop that writes the ticket only because he’s black and therefore, those rules don’t apply to him either?
Then Washington goes on to Tweet the following:
“The plaza is now a segregated location in KCMO. The cops is making it that way like they did back in the 60’s!”
Guess what, same story, different location.
A few weeks ago I was on the patio at Cafe Trio (see photo) and you know what the bright lights were behind me? Powered generator lights the KCMO Police had to bring in because there were so many young scholars hanging out at the J.C. Nichols Fountain that they couldn’t keep track of what anybody was doing.
I left my table to walk down into the middle of it and see what was going on. What did I find? Thirteen patrol cars and more cops than I could count.
Why were they there? They had just broke up a huge fight.
As I got closer, one young scholar, about 6 feet from me was yelling, “You hear what white bitch be sayin? They’s a whole lotta black kids down here.”
All while she and her partner were well within ear shot. Then he turned and saw me. He looked shocked then repeated it to me. I asked him, “Take a look around. How many white couple do you see? One. How many old, fat white dudes do you see here? Me. What was the rest of the crowd composed of? Young black kids. Sounds like decent math to me.”
I left with nothing more to say, as he offered a fist pump and said, “You coooooool man, I like you.”
You know what the cops would have done if that was 150 white kids causing that level of disruption? They wouldn’t have been bringing in lights, they would have been bringing paddy wagons and hauling them off.
I talked to a number of police at the scene and asked why they were there and what they were doing. One told me, “This is like carrying a can of gas in one hand and a match in the other, it’s just a no win situation.”
And its not.
Alonzo, you brainless wonder, I’m so grateful you brought the evil empire of McDonald’s to their knees and your kid got a $20 gift card. My kids got a $10 card once because their order was way late and messed up.
You know what that tells me? Your racist cause and your integrity has a relative value of roughly 10 dollars.
And from my point of view, that’s about $10 too much.