Okay, so Bill Orally goes to a restaurant with Al Sharpton, and Sharpton takes him to Sylvia’s in Harlem; a restaurant that has been lauded for years as one of the best restaurants in all of New York. So, he starts talking about it on his lame, low-rated radio show. Seriously, tell me this isn’t typical right wing racist blather. This is from Orally’s September 19th radio crapfest:
"You know, I was up in Harlem a few weeks ago, and I actually had dinner with Al Sharpton, who is a very, very interesting guy. And he comes on The Factor a lot, and then I treated him to dinner, because he’s made himself available to us, and I felt that I wanted to take him up there. And we went to Sylvia’s, a very famous restaurant in Harlem. I had a great time, and all the people up there are tremendously respectful. They all watch The Factor. You know, when Sharpton and I walked in, it was like a big commotion and everything, but everybody was very nice.
"And I couldn’t get over the fact that there was no difference between Sylvia’s restaurant and any other restaurant in New York City. I mean, it was exactly the same, even though it’s run by blacks, primarily black patronship. It was the same, and that’s really what this society’s all about now here in the U.S.A. There’s no difference. There’s no difference. There may be a cultural entertainment — people may gravitate toward different cultural entertainment, but you go down to Little Italy, and you’re gonna have that. It has nothing to do with the color of anybody’s skin."
There wasn’t one person in Sylvia’s who was screaming, "M-Fer, I want more iced tea…. You know, I mean, everybody was — it was like going into an Italian restaurant in an all-white suburb in the sense of people were sitting there, and they were ordering and having fun. And there wasn’t any kind of craziness at all.
Here’s the Audio, by the way…
So Orally’s SHOCKED that black people who own a restaurant actually care about the food, the ambience, and making sure that everyone who pays them money will want to return to the restaurant again and again, so that they can make more and more money.
Apparently, Orally’s lived in New York most of his adult life, and has never set foot in Harlem, and managed to have little or no contact with black people at all. How do I know this? Easy; read the above.
Yes, there are black people who are rude, arrogant, profane, obnoxious, disrespectful and uncouth. It’s the same for any racial or ethnic group. What makes Orally racist is the fact that he thinks such people are the rule when it comes to black people, and he is absolutely shocked when it turns out that many black people actually work hard and like to relax in a nice quiet atmosphere, just like "regular" people.
By the way, if you want to know about Orally’s audience, well… when CNN interviewed him about the comments, Orally got defensive and said that he’d received no complaints about the remarks.