High School biology must have been vastly different in the 1950s, either that or one NY State Senator needs too go have a meal with a Caucasian. New York State Senator Velmanette Montgomery (above) was protesting the closing of a Key Food supermarket in her Brooklyn district and declared “white people don’t eat the way we do.” Gee I don’t understand what she is talking about. The times I have broken bread with an African American, we ate exactly the same, put the food in our mouths, chewed and swallowed.
According to a report in the NY Post Senator Montgomery “raged against the closing of a Key Food supermarket to make space for a new store she feared would be too posh for the neighborhood.”
Perhaps after the good Senator completes her remedial biology, she could take remedial economics. If the replacement store is “too posh” for the neighborhood it will go out of business only to be replaced by a supermarket that isn’t “too posh.”
“Supermarkets are an important part of the community. It’s an important amenity, especially for black and brown communities,” she said at a town-hall meeting at Clinton Hill housing project.
“When you’re talking about a white community, it can be a little boutique, because white people don’t eat the way we do.”
Montgomery later backtracked, saying she regretted the “white people” comment.
“It was an unfortunate statement and I didn’t mean to offend anyone,” WCBS said.
Others at the town-hall meeting were upset about recent gentrification in the area and the effect on longtime residents.
“If our skin were any other color, this would not be happening,” one resident told the paper.
Another genius! What the resident is saying is that because the neighborhood is black a business shouldn’t believe that they are desirable customers. They shouldn’t invest in the neighborhood by purchasing a building, tearing it down, building an an apartment building and a new supermarket. Nope –because according to that resident they are not worthy.