It's official. Austin is racist. Or, at least a lot of businesses and the people that run them. Oh and some musicians too.
Apparently, the Texas Relays
brings in a lot of black people. Gasp! What will we ever do if people come to town that don't look like us.
This is the same sort of passive (not that passive) racism you see in tourists that visit NYC from the middle of the country. They look very timid because they've never really been around that many people of color. So sad. Not every person of color is in a gang you dumbass hick.
I don't know. Maybe I mistake moving back to Austin. I thought I lived in the People's Republic of Austin (the island of liberalism in the sea of conservatism) but this is just sad.
Furthermore, Austin's Highland mall is closing all day on Saturday. For reals. Yes. a whole mall. And we just drove south on I-35 tonight after the Aztex game. Horrible as that was, it was made worse because the cops had closed off all the major southbound exits downtown. There was almost no one down on 6th from the glimpse I had from I-35. I'm guessing all the scared white people stayed home tonight.
And, also closing is Emo's and Flamingo Cantina. The former claiming they are protecting their staff. Tell me another lie.
Ridiculous. Well, I'll be smack in the middle of downtown tomorrow getting my haircut and riding my bicycle.
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