This is all very important right now considering the political climate. Restaurant reviews are the bedrock of democracy. And I suspect the only reason was because you're a woman.
The quotes from the artists read like the vapid gobblygook newspeak of a freshly graduated business consultant. One who, without real world experience, waxes poetic about "...synergizing to maximize strategic metric actualization..."
So, in plainspeak, what does DAM *actually* do? I still don't know.
So let me get this straight - neighbors expect the new owners to abide not by the law, but by whatever unwritten rules they feel will protect their cherished way of life. And expect the government and the public to have sympathy for them because of their history and pedigree?
The term "landed gentry" comes to mind. Not too surprising. Welcome to the south yall.
On the plus side it sounds like most of these dinosaur neighbors will be dead in a few years. And they say entitlement and privilege is limited to millennial narcissists.
Bless their hearts.
Stop calling Juggalos "evil clowns", it's triggering.
Lets recap the last 24 hours...
An entitled millennial who holds a position of socioeconomic privilege (Duke tuition+room+board: $65K/yr) equates being kicked out of a bougie bar with what black people went through in the 1960s. This special snowflake literally feels that not being able to order his Rob Roy from a rooftop is equivalent to your ancestors being stolen from their homeland, enslaved for 200 years, and then systematically oppressed for another 150. Oh, and his "embarrassment" is apparently now a pressing concern for a City of Durham council member. Drop everything and call Al Sharpton!
There are no words.
And now the predictable cohort of social justice white knight hashtag activists have joined the froth. From as far away as San Francisco! Can you believe it? Durham is on the map people! Kudos to the complaintant for their social media game. Kids these days and their smartphones and snaptagrams. Ya know?
Oh but we're not finished... Local Alt-Paper Weekly decides to play the race card with a click-bait buzzfeed headline including carefully placed "scare quotes". Because Ad Revenue. Or journalism? Or something...
Do better Durham. Like, seriously. Do better. Please.
"Durham to end taxpayer subsidized parking"
You buried the lede. I'm for privilege as much as the next gal, but if people parking are not paying for it, *somebody* is, and math tells us it's the rest of the county, city, and those in lower income areas.
Would you rather have free parking to save a dollar or better schools?
If the city of Baltimore can systematically trample constitutional rights and target African American citizens for 20 years (as illuminated by a recent article on The Atlantic) through wink and nod policy, and basically get away with it (well, until that unfortunate accident with the rough ride and spinal injury), I think the DPD can figure out a way to "unofficially" (cough) not arrest people for pot.
It's really not that difficult. Just don't charge people. Problem solved.
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