racism

Racial Slurs at Essex Market Go Viral After Customer Altercation

Posted March 24, 2021 at 5:00 am

A viral video making the rounds shows a woman spewing racial slurs at the Davidovich Bakery at Essex Market. The writer and civil rights activist, Shaun King, posted the short video to Facebook and Instagram, seeking to identify the customer as punishment for her remarks. She is seen without a mask and with stroller in […]

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Report: Boba Guys Faces Allegations of Sexual Harassment and Racism

Last modified July 9, 2020 at 10:09 am

Boba Guys, the San Francisco-based tea chain with locations in Los Angeles, New York, and across the Bay Area, is the focus of fresh allegations of racial discrimination and sexual harassment, just weeks after it fired a manager for racist comments allegedly posted to social media in 2018. This runs counter to the public advocacy […]

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Racist Wall Decor at Rice to Riches on Spring?

Posted March 15, 2012 at 6:18 am

A Boogie reader calls our attention to a questionably racist wall adornment inside Rice to Riches at 37 Spring Street.

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On the Old Bowery: The End of Chinatown

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:58 am

On this day in 1907, the New York Times printed an article that, in hindsight, teems with explicit racism.  Entitled “Chinatown Doomed to Make Way for Bowery Park,” the piece is a snapshot of how many cityfolk perceived Chinatown at the turn of the century.  The crux of the argument – replacing Chinatown with a […]

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