You might recall the unsettling story of The Chicken Hut restaurant in Tulsa, Oklahoma, which we discussed a few months ago.
Normally a venue peddling delicious fried chicken, this particular Chicken Hut is now a macabre reminder of Stuff Black People Don’t Like.
First it was dying people impeding fried chicken consumption, as a Black person was shot at the restaurant and eventually died, yet more than one hundred customers stepped over that individual in their quest to satiate their appetites. None offered a hand in help, for they were full of fried chicken and ostensibly greasy.
Now, the exact Chicken Hut restaurant in Tulsa has been the location of another tragic shooting:
“Three people were shot outside a north Tulsa restaurant early Sunday, less than three months after a man was fatally shot there.
Tulsa Police were called to the Chicken Hut, 1500 E. Apache St., at about 3:30 a.m. Sunday. They could not immediately find signs of a shooting. Soon after, a man with two gunshot wounds arrived at OSU Medical Center, Cpt. Walter Busby said.
A few minutes later, two other men, with one gunshot wound each, went to Hillcrest Medical Center. Police determined they were all shot at the Chicken Hut, Busby said.
None of the injuries were life-threatening, he said.
When officers returned to the scene, they found several bullet casings of three calibers. Police are still investigating the incident and have not yet determined how many shooters were involved, he said.
Just before 3 a.m. on Feb. 28, 27-year-old Valentino Verner was shot to death outside the restaurant, which draws large crowds in the early morning hours on weekends.
About 100 patrons were at the Chicken Hut on Feb. 28, but none would cooperate with police. Some of the crowd were aggressive toward emergency workers, getting in the way of attempted medical care and stepping over the body to get their food orders, police said.
The case remains unsolved.”
Notice how snitching and cooperating with police are conspicuously absent in this tale of fried chicken woe, as the culprits from the heartrending incident in February (when customers stepped over a dying Black person in their pursuit of tasty foods) have yet to be found and few are stepping forward to offer help to the police in solving this fowl crime.
When discernible patterns emerge that no amount of protestations from the grieving can blame the actions of rampant Black-on-Black criminality and poor behavior on virulent white racism (logically, the fail-safe position of ubiquitous white racism being the culprit for all Black failures), the only alternative is simply this: stay away from Chicken Hut’s, especially the one in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
They are not safe. Dying people is of minor concern to patrons of The Chicken Hut in Tulsa, for they will casually step over them to partake in delicious fried chicken consumption.
The excellent statistician La Griffe du Lion compiled data on a neighborhoods safety, which shows strong correlations to that areas racial diversity. The more Black people in a city, the greater the amount of crime.
Of course, this study is incomplete without the lessons learned from The Chicken Hut in Tulsa. No matter how unsafe a fried chicken establishment is in the Black community, it will still be frequented with instance regularity by Black people.
Interestingly, Tulsa is city that has a population of residents that virtually mirrors the United States racial breakdown of inhabitants:
In 2006, the racial makeup of the city was 70.09% white, 15.47% African American, 4.72% Native American, 1.82% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 3.45% from other races, and 4.40% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race formed at least 7.15% of the population with possibly more unregistered persons living within the city.
Religiously, Tulsa is overwhelmingly Protestant. The city is located in a geographic strip of high church attendance and widespread beliefs in biblical Christianity often called the "Bible Belt", and its history as a hub for televangelists such as Oral Roberts along with a predominance of Christian beliefs and values often lead Tulsa to be considered the "buckle of the Bible Belt."
Tulsa is home to the infamous 1921 Tulsa Race Riots, which decimated the Black Wall Street that was growing in importance there. Perhaps Tulsa’s Black community will never recover from this incident that happened 89 years ago this June.
We’ll never know for sure. But what we do know is this: Don’t go to The Chicken Hut there.
Worse, Tulsa - with a Black population of 15 percent - is commonly denoted as 'Thug Town' by its BLACK POPULATION. White people are reminded not to call Black people thugs, but Black people openly call their city Thug Town.
One entrepreneur and businessman started the magazine Urban Tulsa Weekly, which publishes the special "Tulsa Crime Monthly" to showcase rampant criminality in the city once described as the home of Black Wall Street (it's on Facebook here).
The Black Wall Street has become Thug Town. The state of Black America in a nutshell can be found in Tulsa, Oklahoma.