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Old 11-06-2019, 04:30 PM
 
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I love cool coffee cafes and on my mission to discovering new and interesting shops in the area, I found Cocoa Cinnamon in Durham (there are three locations, this is the one on Chapel Hill Road).

It had tons of rave reviews on Google so it figured to be a "can't miss".

Initial impressions didn't disappoint; super charming, inviting, and cozy (bonus point: they have the best churros on the planet).

All was great until the "poetry" started. It was Saturday night and I imagine this was a regular thing...no problem.

But a young lady stepped up to the mic and launched into a profanity laced diatribe on race and gentrification: F-bombs every other word, it seemed. I sat stunned.

That there were some young children around didn't matter.

The irony of it all was that her vitriol was squarely aimed at white people (presumably who were moving to Durham's older neighborhoods) who made up the entire audience with the exception of two or three non-whites.

Double irony: the nice coffee shop where she stood spewing her vulgar race-baiting, was itself the product of gentrification.

While I can appreciate the genuine concerns regarding the consequences of urban redevelopment and agree that efforts should be taken to protect the disenfranchised, attitudes and behavior like this is outrageous.

I don't think l will be going back here anytime soon, shame.
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Old 11-06-2019, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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Make certain that you express your opinion to the owner/manager of the establishment. I doubt that he/she reads this forum.
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Old 11-06-2019, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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it's like ranting on Nextdoor. You will find the activism/politics of Durham and Chapel Hill are still >> Wake County, and certainly eastern Wake/JoCo.
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Old 11-06-2019, 06:11 PM
 
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Make certain that you express your opinion to the owner/manager of the establishment. I doubt that he/she reads this forum.
I surely intend to do that once I find contact information for the principal owner(s).
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Old 11-06-2019, 06:14 PM
 
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Lol thanks for the laugh I'm so glad I live in the county but man I'm looking to get out living in a LARP Portland is not appealing to me
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Old 11-06-2019, 06:19 PM
 
Location: South to West
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I love cool coffee cafes and on my mission to discovering new and interesting shops in the area, I found Cocoa Cinnamon in Durham (there are three locations, this is the one on Chapel Hill Road).

It had tons of rave reviews on Google so it figured to be a "can't miss".

Initial impressions didn't disappoint; super charming, inviting, and cozy (bonus point: they have the best churros on the planet).

All was great until the "poetry" started. It was Saturday night and I imagine this was a regular thing...no problem.

But a young lady stepped up to the mic and launched into a profanity laced diatribe on race and gentrification: F-bombs every other word, it seemed. I sat stunned.

That there were some young children around didn't matter.

The irony of it all was that her vitriol was squarely aimed at white people (presumably who were moving to Durham's older neighborhoods) who made up the entire audience with the exception of two or three non-whites.

Double irony: the nice coffee shop where she stood spewing her vulgar race-baiting, was itself the product of gentrification.

While I can appreciate the genuine concerns regarding the consequences of urban redevelopment and agree that efforts should be taken to protect the disenfranchised, attitudes and behavior like this is outrageous.

I don't think l will be going back here anytime soon, shame.
I wouldn't go back, either. And I'd definitely complain to management.
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Old 11-06-2019, 06:23 PM
 
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It's definitely a fractional element the problem is a majority identifies as liberal and so they tolerate these types hijacking the agenda
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Old 11-06-2019, 06:35 PM
 
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here is what has worked for us:

if we really wanted to return, but could not due to ONE and only one thing.....
we would have a late lunch there, and after that, ~2PM we spoke with management.
in our case, it was music from smartphones without headphones.
case closed.
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Old 11-06-2019, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Durm
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Lol thanks for the laugh I'm so glad I live in the county but man I'm looking to get out living in a LARP Portland is not appealing to me
OK, I had to laugh at "LARP Portland" - and admit that rings true
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Old 11-06-2019, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Cary
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Well, did you or anyone boo her?
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