The nation's Spanish-speaking liberal media goes into a frenzy every time a racist incident against Latino immigrants comes to light. Any kind of contempt for a person based on their race is 100% unacceptable and reprehensible; however, those same vigilante media choose to deprive their audience of an incident of appalling racism against Cuban immigrants in Louisville, Kentucky, perpetrated by the new superheroes of the liberal press: Black Lives Matter.
Evidently, this news didn’t cut it for Univision or Telemundo, so MRC Latino reproduces it herein, one: to let you know, and two: as a shining example of the double standard at the Hispanic news outlets that only go after the issues and incidents aligned with its political agendas.
For the Hispanic nets in the United States, attacking, vandalizing and disturbing a popular Cuban food restaurant in Louisville, Kentucky, is simply not newsworthy. For them, it is just as worthless as the fact that many Hispanics employed by La Bodeguita de Mima were left without income thanks to the tactics of harassment and persecution by leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement- in this case, the collection of the “revolutionary tax”- a tactic also deployed by Marxist FARC revolutionaries.
Click on 'Expand' to read the relevant contents of this report, published on Saturday, August 1, 2020, in the Louisville Courier Journal.
Cuban community plans rally at NuLu restaurant in response to Black Lives Matter demands
Members of Louisville's Cuban community plan to gather Sunday in support of a NuLu restaurant owner who says he was threatened by Black Lives Matter protesters during a recent demonstration.
Fernando Martinez, a partner of the Olé Restaurant Group, was one of dozens of business owners in the downtown Louisville district who recently received a letter from protesters laying out demands that aim to improve diversity in the area, which is known for its locally-owned shops and restaurants.
Martinez has publicly denounced the demands on Facebook, calling them "mafia tactics" used to intimidate business owners. And on Thursday, a small group of protesters confronted him outside his newest restaurant, La Bodeguita de Mima, on East Market Street.
The release states that La Bodeguita de Mima was forced to close July 24 during a demonstration that shut down East Market Street, at which several protesters presented Martinez with the list of demands and said he "better put the letter on the door so your business is not f*cked with."
The restaurant remained closed the next two days because "management and staff were concerned about safety," according to the release. "30+ staff members (mostly immigrants) were unable to earn a paycheck."
The demands and an attached contract, which were created by local organizers and activists, ask NuLu business owners to:
- Adequately represent the Black population of Louisville by having a minimum of 23% Black staff;
- Purchase a minimum of 23% inventory from Black retailers or make a recurring monthly donation of 1.5% of net sales to a local Black nonprofit or organization;
- Require diversity and inclusion training for all staff members on a bi-annual basis;
- And display a visible sign that increases awareness and shows support for the reparations movement.
Phelix Crittenden, an activist who works with Black Lives Matter Louisville, said the demands and related "NuLu social justice health and wellness ratings" were not meant to be a threat but were instead intended to start a conversation with owners about how their businesses can better reflect and support Black people.
At the root of the protesters' demands is the request that business owners acknowledge the harm brought on Black residents when they were displaced from NuLu and the adjoining Phoenix Hill neighborhood during the demolition of the Clarksdale housing project in the early 2000s.
The 65-year-old complex, which abutted NuLu on Jefferson Street, was torn down in 2004 and replaced with mixed-income housing that became known as Liberty Green.
Click here to read the Occupy NuLu Demands.