June 10, 2020

"Days after Bon Appétit's editor in chief, Adam Rapoport, wrote in a May 31 newsletter that 'food is inherently political'..."

"... he again denied a pay raise for the only Black woman on the magazine's staff. Ryan Walker-Hartshorn... whose annual base salary is $35,300... had not received a pay increase in her tenure as Rapoport's assistant. Aside from her editorial duties, she said, she had cleaned Rapoport's golf clubs, fetched his son's passport, and taught his wife how to use Google Calendar. So, once again, the Stanford graduate asked for more money. 'I thought this conversation might be different this time,' Walker-Hartshorn said in a recent interview. After all, Condé Nast, the parent company of Bon Appétit, had just donated $1 million to racial-justice organizations amid global protests over the May 25 killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.... Instead, Walker-Hartshorn says, Rapoport told her, 'Well, maybe you should consider that this is not the right job for you.' 'I am the only Black woman on his staff,' Walker-Hartshorn said. 'He treats me like the help.'"

From "Bon Appétit's editor in chief just resigned — but staffers of color say there's a 'toxic' culture of microaggressions and exclusion that runs far deeper than one man" (Business Insider).

97 comments:

Jason said...

Conde Nast has had toxic leadership for decades.

The magazine industry has called them "Conde Nasties" for at least 20 years.

whitney said...

Maybe black people create the toxic culture.

Sebastian said...

As a great philosopher reminded us, follow the money.

Given time, the probability that protests turn into shakedown operations approaches one.

rhhardin said...

Comparative advantage. The economics department secretary delivers papers to the dean even though the department head walks faster than she does.

Likewise numerous "help" tasks. The department head works while the help does errands. It's a legitimate use of corporate resources.

If she doesn't like the money, get a job somewhere else. They said no raise, accept it. It's what they think they can easily replace you for. Go somewhere where your talents are worth more.

alanc709 said...

Liberals only pretend to care about systemic racism in the press, while they practice it everywhere else. What a surprise, hypocrisy among the SJW's.

Roy Jacobsen said...

As Instapundit likes to ask, why are left-dominated organizations such hotbeds of racism and sexism?

Such a mystery.

traditionalguy said...

A man’s a man for all a that is not the elite’s thought pattern. The rich people rule is their rule. She should get rich herself and buy the magazine. But no raise for you.

Wince said...

...there's a 'toxic' culture of microaggressions and exclusion that runs far deeper than one man"

Condé Nasty.

wendybar said...

Progressives will not stop until everybody is ruined. This is progress?? Go back to hating America. It was better back then.

Mike Sylwester said...

Race-hustlers earning money.

Race-hustlers shook down Condé Nast for $1 million.

Now another race-hustler is shaking down Adam Rapoport for a pay raise.

madAsHell said...

A Stanford grad? I think the Peace Corps pays better.

Maybe Stanford, and Harvard are an illusion!

TreeJoe said...

So here's the thing about a Stanford Assistant to an EiC at Bon Appetit:

If you are EiC and don't support giving your assistant a raise, they probably aren't a very good assistant AND you should be actively looking to replace them.

If so, you should have a history of expressing that via performance appraisal/review, written and verbal feedback, etc.

....

On a completely seperate note, any low-level person in an assistant job who keeps a record of doing such things as "Getting a sons passport, cleaning golf clubs, and helping a wife learn google calendar" - who does those things in an ASSISTANT role and then complains about being treated "like the help" doesnt understand what an assistant is.

An assistant assists in low-level tasks and responsibilities, including in many roles in taking care of minor personal responsibilities, so that the person they are assisting focuses their time and efforts on the business' executive responsibilities.

...

Tl;dr: I both see a problem with what the EiC did and the assistant's framing of the issue.

rehajm said...

He treats me like the help.

YOU ARE THE HELP!!!

Tommy Duncan said...

"Well, maybe you should consider that this is not the right job for you."

Yo. Dense black woman. That's a hint. Find a different jib if you don't like this one.

"I am the only Black woman on his staff," Walker-Hartshorn said. "He treats me like the help."

Double Yo. You are the help, honey. That's what having a job means.

We need a conversation about race and entitlement. And a conversation about Stanford and entitlement.

Automatic_Wing said...

LOL. We've gone full Chinese Cultural Revolution. You never go full Chinese Cultural Revolution.

Yancey Ward said...

I can't read the actual article, so questions:

How long had she been an assistant "editor"? What were her actual duties under her title? How much were other non-black people with the same duties paid?

Finally, a more general question- how is a story like this going to make you more likely to hire a black person for any job?

rehajm said...

as·sis·tant:

a person who helps in particular work.

helper.

a person who is subordinate to another in rank, function, etc.

Dave Begley said...

The Left eats its own.

Get it?

stevew said...

Is she underpaid in her position among the people in the same or similar positions at the company? Propaganda alert: "the Stanford graduate", what reason other than propaganda compels including that information in the story? I don't know about you, but it made me think, "why in the world is a Stanford graduate staying in a low paying, low status job?".

stlcdr said...

Firstly, I suppose it sucks to not get a pay raise. Secondly, isn't an assistant, by definition, hired help? Thirdly, the evidence presented, here, of racial microaggressions is that she didn't get a pay raise, and he said maybe the job isn't for you?

Would she be shocked to know that every person faces these exact same 'microagressions' but we don't bitch about it?

YoungHegelian said...

The Editor-in-Chief of Bon Appetit is a hypocritical upper class twit? Oh wow! I'm just so surprised! /sarc

What the hell was that young woman thinking when, with her credentials, she took a job that paid like that? That's $16.83 an hour, for a job she's been in for years! When told "maybe this isn't the right job for you" she should have said "You're right! Seeyah!" and walked out the door. It's not like she's going to have to struggle to replace that low of an income.

He was a jerk & she was a willing partner in her exploitation.

AlbertAnonymous said...

I was taught a long time ago to take control of my own career. If your current position isn’t what you want, or if they don’t treat you well, or if they won’t give you a raise.... find a new job.

I thought that was a universal concept, but apparently I’m privileged and racist.

Fernandinande said...

assistant

"a person who helps in particular work."

'He treats me like the help.'

That's terrible; maybe she should consider that being an assistant is not the right job for her.

rehajm said...

We have a hard time with entry level candidates from my alma matter. Inflated sense of self doesn't begin to describe. The position is for an entry level staffer but the candidates expect to be taken in as a partner.

I supposed they can't take the microagressions

rehajm said...

Is it a micoragression that Blogger red underlines the word microagression?

gspencer said...

"Walker-Hartshorn said. 'He treats me like the help.'"

Isn't that the role of an employee?

mikee said...

Rapoport's assistant?
She.... is.... the help.
The job has zero advancement possibilities, under her present employer.
Nice work, getting rid of that employer.
Good luck with the next boss.
Or does she lose her job as assistant, along with the boss losing his job?
Hmmm.

Professional lady said...

I like to cook, but I've never liked Bon Appetit. I always found it pretentious

gspencer said...

"food is inherently political"

Hmmmm, where do PB&J sandwiches stand?

FleetUSA said...

Rapoport obviously is a pig as a manager. He should go back to writing script in an office cubby hole.

Big Mike said...

It’s been my experience that the more outspokenly liberal a person is, the less likely he or she is to recognize their own racism. I have heard the most ridiculous excuses in the course of the seventy plus years I have been on this earth as to why they really weren’t being racist or sexist or some such like that in what they were doing.

n.n said...

Diversity and exclusion.

MadisonMan said...

'I am the only Black woman on his staff,' Walker-Hartshorn said. 'He treats me like the help.'

When you work for the editor-in-chief, you are the help. It may be that at that publication it's amplified because of racism (Conde Nast HQ is located in a Democratic Stronghold after all), but if you work anywhere else as an underling, guess what: You do what the boss tells you to do!

Geoff Matthews said...

If you're his assistant, then you are the "help".
And being an assistant is supposed to be a transitory job. Sure, ask for a raise, but this isn't a job for a Stanford grad. You can, and should, do better.

Achilles said...

The real minimum wage is zero.

None of these media companies make a profit on news though.

They exist for different reasons than to make profit.

I'm Not Sure said...

Aside from her editorial duties, she said, she had cleaned Rapoport's golf clubs, fetched his son's passport, and taught his wife how to use Google Calendar.

'He treats me like the help.'"

If, as part of your job, you do things that would typically be done by "the help", maybe you are the help.

rcocean said...

Glad he got fired. I hate cheap rich bastards who pay the help as little as possible, while they roll around in money. Bezos is like that too. $50 billion dollars and he shits on the warehouse workers and grocery clerks who work for him. Its why he supports open borders and LOVES illegal immigrants. Increase the labor supply, and drives down wages.

Ken B said...

Everything is seen as racial and only racial. If you live in a blue run city, leave.

rcocean said...

"Food is inherently political". LOL! Yeah, I'll remember that next time i eat a hamburger.

WK said...

If the best salary offer a black female Stanford graduate can get is $35K a year, then there must be a systemic problem.

Kevin said...

I came to Claire Saffitz's food recreation videos from the Althouse blog. Now she's quit, at least temporarily, until the magazine's administration agrees to whatever Maoist nonsense is in vogue this week, presuming it isn't replaced by whatever Maoist nonsense is in vogue next week.

It was Claire's videos that brought Bon Appetit's video content from no-impact afterthought to being one of the heavy hitters of the internet.

So it is interesting to see the story go full circle. You know, at least for this current circle.

SDaly said...

I think Rapoports wife if Black-ish (at least Mixed-Fish). He probably thought he would get a pass.

tim maguire said...

It sounds like $35,000 is an appropriate salary for her position. Outside the star writers, publishing is notoriously low-paying. It's ranks usually filled by people with trust funds who don't have to live on what they earn. If she wants more money, she should get into another line of work. (Her alma mater is irrelevant, BTW.)

Temujin said...

This isn't about race. It's about a jerk who was the boss. There are hundreds of millions of bosses of businesses around the world. Most of them are morons, cretins. They know nothing of how to lead or inspire people to do greater things. Nor are they interested in doing that. For this Stanford grad to be 'cleaning his golf clubs' is a sign that she might be learned in some things, but needs a shot of confidence. Is she had the oomph to get into Stanford, her standards, both for herself and her job, need to be higher than trailing around the head of Bon Appetit.

Interestingly, I canceled my subscription to BA about 8 months ago. I'd been getting it for about 15-20 years or so. But I don't cook much anymore. And if I do, it's for my wife and I and she is on a very specific diet that does not work with any BA recipes. So I was not using it anyway. But then I noticed it had gotten very Social Justice Warrior-like and working too hard to appear woke. I was thinking- this is food. It's about cultures and eating and sharing. They're busy virtue signaling. So I canceled them. Not because the boss was a cretin, which he apparently is, but because they all were moving off topic to become just another rant in my face. I am canceling all rants in my face.

Greg the class traitor said...

That's because the biggest racists on the planet are white "liberals", and "systematic racism" is what happens when you let Democrats have power

Not Sure said...

The main benefit she seems to have gotten from her Stanford degree is a subscription to the alumni magazine.

The settlement from Conde-Nast will change that.

Quaestor said...

Bon Appetit like any other narrowly focused publication that hasn't learned how to prosper in the Information Age pays what it can. The publishers can fire Rappaport, but they can't pay more than they can afford. Conde-Nast is nearly bankrupt as it is.

Ann Althouse said...

Imagine trying to live in NYC on only $35,300 a year... and you went to Stanford. Something's really off there, maybe just that some people treasure a job in magazine publishing, and Bon Appetit feels posh. The main office is at 1 World Trade Center.

Francisco D said...

Here is an easy solution to feeling underpaid: Get another job!

I have done it before. The marketplace works if you have marketable skills.

My stepmother was grossly underpaid in Personnel at a famous retailer. However, she stayed there for 45 years because she thought it was a prestigious job. I doubt her skills were in any demand given that she was not that bright and not that motivated. People did find her both pleasant and loyal.

John Lynch said...

Graduating from Stanford and making less than a waitress or pizza driver...

I wouldn't have taken the job, and I have no experience in magazine publishing (or a degree from Stanford). What was she thinking?

At least, after working there a year, she could take another job somewhere else that paid real money. Why didn't she? The job market wasn't that bad.

Strange.

tim maguire said...

Ann Althouse said...Imagine trying to live in NYC on only $35,300 a year... and you went to Stanford. Something's really off there, maybe just that some people treasure a job in magazine publishing,

Bingo! As I say above, her pay is in line with the work she’s doing. If she wants more money, she needs to work in another industry. Low-level publishing jobs are for 25-year-old Wellesley grads still working on their Mrs.

John Lynch said...

My second thought is that BA will never hire a black person for a low-status job ever again.

Greg the class traitor said...

Prof:

Did you ever see "The Devil Wears Prada"? IIUC, it's a fairly accurate look at the life there

@Quaestor if Bon Appetit can afford to pay $1 million to virtue signal about George Floyd, they could have afforded to bump her pay $10 k / year. Is is just more evidence for the theory that "people who virtue signal are garbage people." They do "good deeds" in public as an alternative to actually being good people in private.

Apparently that Jesus guy was really bright when he said "do your good deeds like a thief in the night".

Freeman Hunt said...

Was she his personal assistant or office assistant?

Martha said...

I wonder what Stanford grad Ryan Walker-Hartshorn chose as her major.
Not all Stanford degrees are equal. An electrical engineering major in artificial intelligence would command an enviable salary.

rehajm said...

maybe just that some people treasure a job in magazine publishing, and Bon Appetit feels posh

Isn't it in the category of dream job for lots of those kids from flyover places what 'escape' to New York? I know New York is full of those kids...

Freeman Hunt said...

"It’s been my experience that the more outspokenly liberal a person is, the less likely he or she is to recognize their own racism."

Sexism too. If a guy says he's a feminist, it's a cue to be on guard.

Assistant Village Idiot said...

Microaggressions deserve microapologies.

Yancey Ward said...

I am reminded of the scene in "Last Days of Disco" when Kate Beckinsale's character complains about the the low pay of assistant editors.

Wince said...

I'm sure this woman viewed herself as an Editorial Assistant not a Personal Assistant.

But for her part, describing a Personal Assistant as "the help" is quite insensitive, demeaning and hierarchical itself.

Lewis Wetzel said...

It seems that it is not uncommon for the first person in a family to go to college to major in some area that does not pay nay better than a service job.
Even $46k/year to be a gopher is waste of college degree.

I'm Not Sure said...

"@Quaestor if Bon Appetit can afford to pay $1 million to virtue signal about George Floyd, they could have afforded to bump her pay $10 k / year."

If they can afford to bump her ($30k+) pay $10 k / year, they can afford to bump all the other workers pay by 30%, too. Can't they? How many people work for the company?

Greg the class traitor said...

Temujin said...
This isn't about race. It's about a jerk who was the boss.

Did she get into Stanford because of Affirmative Action, or because of individual merit? Is she a hopeless and worthless "aide" who didn't get fired because of her skin color? or is the boss an abusive jerk?

We don't know.

but we know that, at the least, the boss is an idiot. Because there were only two ways her "shakedown" was going to end up:
1: He gave her a raise
2: She screamed "racism"

Greg the class traitor said...

Of course Bon Appetit can't afford ti give everyone a raise. Bit she's "the only Black woman on the magazine's staff", so they only needed to give her one.

What part of "BLM == racism and racial privilege FOR 'black people'" do you not understand?

Char Char Binks, Esq. said...

Another reason to keep your social distance. Social distancing now, social distancing tomorrow, social distancing forever.

JAORE said...

If my job involves cleaning golf clubs and fetching items for the boss your pay may be appropriate for a gopher no matter what your college or color.

Our middle son beat out a black guy for a promotion once. Racism claimed. The selecting official was grilled as to why thy chose the white guy from Any-old-state-school over a black guy with the degree from prestigious Georgia Tech. Well he explained the white guy's degree was specifically job related (Criminal Justice). The black guy majored in Music.

Yeah, $35k is crap pay in New York. But if Miss, "I went to Stanford" has a real degree with decent grades and a good work history why are people not clamoring to hire her at the bargain price of,say, $50k?

Greg the class traitor said...

Yancey Ward said...
Finally, a more general question- how is a story like this going to make you more likely to hire a black person for any job?

Yep. But that's been obvious for years, if not decades. It's another thing in the list of "Rapoport's an idiot". If she was doing a good job, he should have helped her get a better one. if she was doing a bad job, he should have gotten her a job with someone he hates.

But yes, it's always a bad idea to hire someone who you can't fire if they don't work out

Char Char Binks, Esq. said...

The question isn’t “How many people work for the company?”. It’s, “How many black women work for the company?”.

The woman passed her Stanford-Binet, for gosh sakes! Do you think it’s easy to find someone who can do black-woman assistant editing? Can you do it?

cubanbob said...

On a completely seperate note, any low-level person in an assistant job who keeps a record of doing such things as "Getting a sons passport, cleaning golf clubs, and helping a wife learn google calendar" - who does those things in an ASSISTANT role and then complains about being treated "like the help" doesnt understand what an assistant is."

Trejoe a privately held company is one thing, a publicly traded company is another thing. Her work also included doing personal work. He should have fired just for that. Using shareholder money for non-company use.

cubanbob said...

Blogger Ann Althouse said...
Imagine trying to live in NYC on only $35,300 a year... and you went to Stanford. Something's really off there, maybe just that some people treasure a job in magazine publishing, and Bon Appetit feels posh. The main office is at 1 World Trade Center."

I agree. Something is off there. Who in their right mind would take such a low paying job in such a high rent/expense city?

Chris Moein said...

I am continually amazed (shouldn't be) how some of the most "progressive" industries (media, entertainment, academics, etc.) have the most regressive habits. I have worked my career in and around some of the most old-school, supposedly regressive industries (auto manufacturing, steel manufacturing, energy extraction) and we wouldn't have gotten away with this sh*t 25 years ago!! It's not the occasional stupid comment or action. It's that they are the norm in these industries. We are being asked to reflect on our inherent biases and address institutional bias. Companies like Ford and Chevron have been doing this for 30+ years, to the significant benefit of their organizations. If Conde Nast or the NYT hasn't, that's on them and their toxic cultures. Us hicks in the sticks have been at the forefront of meaningfully diversifying our cultures and don't need lectures from the crowd at Bon Apetit.

Howard said...

This is another nice tangent that the troll in chief has got you people occupied with. Does the name Pavlov ring a bell?

RNB said...

"[F]ood is inherently political." Because that makes my job inherently important and me a vital cultural influencer. Without that, I'm must a guy who gives my opinion about which restaurants are good and which ones are crap.

Tom T. said...

I assume that it's like going to a prestigious law school and then starting off as a low-paid judicial clerk. You're doing it for experience and access, and hoping that it will open doors in the future. Think of the good recommendation Anne Hathaway got from Meryl Streep at the end of The Devil Wears Prada. Presumably this person has burned those bridges now, though.

gerry said...

food is inherently political

Intellectual pursuits, like most other human endeavors, result in shit most of the time. Just sit back, relax, and watch the guilt-ridden white women march by. We all knew that was going to happen.

traditionalguy said...

She reminds me of local Spelman College graduates that I have interviewed for a job opening. She expects to start at the top and take over control because of her status among the elite of Atlanta’s African Americans which is at the top. For example Stacy Abrams is the same. She expects to be given the Governor and the Vice Presidency because of her qualifications within the elite of them all. But only a suicidal impulse would hire them.

mccullough said...

The IRS should arrest him for income tax evasion and fine the company.

Using company staff to handle your personal matters is income to the jagoff former EIC. And it’s not an ordinary and necessary business expense for the company.

Fuck him.

riddler said...

A quick glance at her Education info on LinkedIn will make it all clear.

A BA in African and African American Studies

Michael said...

She was the help. What exactly does she think she was hired for if not to help. Maybe she was bad at helping or didn’t do it cheerfully or maybe she had attitude. To earn that little money in NY (I assume NY) is nuts. Stanford wasn’t much help in teaching her negotiating skills.

Mark said...

Once again, we have a story of a progressive being obnoxious and possibly racist.

And once again, we have the curiosity of presumably conservative people here rushing to defend that obnoxious, racist progressive.

elkh1 said...

The racism is obvious, she got her degree from Stanford, and she was paid an almost minimum wage!!!

Reality is, a useless degree is useless regardless of where you got your degree from.

Wonder if she took out student loans or was awarded scholarships to waste four of the best years of her life.

rcocean said...

I see some rich trust fund babies have piled on with the losertariant talk. "That's the free market, baby". Actually, its not. Its just a rich asshole paying his assistance as little as possible, because he's a greed head. But Liberatarians are usually assholes, so they think its cool.

She can't live on $35,000 a year? Yes, she can if she lives with relatives, or has snagged the right rent controlled apartments.

John henry said...

What is wrong with a PA doing personal stuff for a high level manager? Assuming that it is in the formal job description.

Google, and other companies, offer "concierge" services for employees details here.
https://sites.google.com/a/corporateconcierge.com/aon/

The idea is that it frees employees to do more company work with less time and distraction spent worrying about personal stuff.

It would obviously be tax deductible to Google as an employee expense. I don't know whether irs would consider it taxable income to the employee.

Strictly speaking, employees are supposed to report All fringe benefits as income. Except health/life insurance

But

1 the irs turns a blind eye to many benefits. (how many here paid income tax on that turkey your company gave you last Thanksgiving?)

2 who is the true beneficiary of the concierge, Google or the employee?

John Henry

Rabel said...

The editor of Bon Appétit has a wife? A woman? Born that way?

What is this world coming to!

svlc said...

Aren't all employees "the help"? Even as a corporate lawyer at a big firm in Vancouver, I always felt that we associates (i.e. employees) were just "the help". Well paid, for sure, but still just "the help".

CaroWalk said...

I’m a long term subscriber to BA. After dropping so many other subscriptions as magazines become more and more about “the narrative, “ I found BA a refreshing change of pace. We could all focus on the yumminess! Then about 2 years ago BA got WOKE. The thanksgiving issue this year was a veritable MEA CULPA to the indigenous. I couldn’t relate to most of the recipes. The magazine is 95% race obsessed; the rest is advertising. I’m probably going to bail. But to accuse this editor of racism is risible.

Rabel said...

Thanksgiving turkeys are considered de minimis fringe benefits by the IRS under 26 CFR § 1.132-6 and should not be included as taxable compensation on an employee's W2.

Unless it's a really, really big turkey.

JaimeRoberto said...

I was making nearly 35K fresh out of college 30 years ago. Maybe she should have learned to engineer.

Tommy Duncan said...

"Aside from her editorial duties, she said, she had cleaned Rapoport's golf clubs"

At least she didn't have to wash his balls.

KellyM said...

Bon Appetit has positioned itself as posh only since the demise of Gourmet. They were the posh one for decades. Bon Appetit was more the middle class striver in comparison. You could see that in the level of advertising in each: SubZero and Viking versus KitchenAid and Frigidaire. The advert layout was almost exactly the same aside from the brand names. I had a subscription to Gourmet for years until it got too expensive. That was around the time they started going to 6 issues a year rather than 12.

And yes, honey, you are the help. As am I to the three executives I support. That sometimes means making dental appointments, arranging car service when they're on a vacation or picking up lunch. I don't mind because my executives are appreciative. If this guy wasn't then that stinks.





I'm Not Sure said...

"Its just a rich asshole paying his assistance as little as possible, because he's a greed head."

No doubt about it, that very well could be. Say it's so- then the question is: "Why doesn't the worker quit and take a better paying job?"

Greg the class traitor said...

Blogger Mark said...
Once again, we have a story of a progressive being obnoxious and possibly racist.
And once again, we have the curiosity of presumably conservative people here rushing to defend that obnoxious, racist progressive.


Nope. We're rushing to pile on to the people who just want the crocodile to eat them last.

I've got zero sympathy for the race hustler Stanford BA in African and African American Studies ho t a high prestige job at BA and is mortally offended that she's treated like what she is: a glorified gofer. She should have watched The Devil Wears Prada before she took the job

But I have active hostility towards the company that gave $1 million to race hustlers, and thought it would end there. I'm actively happy to see them get screwed for their stupidity and evil.

Rabel said...

Athletic scholarship. Soccer.

Joanne Jacobs said...

A graduate of the best Catholic high school in Oakland, Walker-Hartshorn majored in human biology (usually the pre-med major) and African-American studies at Stanford.

Publishing is filled with young women with degrees from elite colleges who are making peanuts.

When my daughter was graduated from Stanford with a degree in American Studies, she said everyone wanted to hire her -- as an unpaid intern. She did an internship, then found a poorly paid job as an assistant. Eventually, her former bosses gave her great recommendations that helped her get the job (as an assistant) that she turned into a successful career.

bobby said...

1. "I am the only Black woman on his staff . . . " And you're giving him valuable training why he shouldn't hire more black women in the future.

2. My biggest takeaway - Stanford gave a person with these reasoning skills a degree. Says something about Stanford, and the value of its degrees.

bobby said...

From above:

"if Bon Appetit can afford to pay $1 million to virtue signal about George Floyd, they could have afforded to bump her pay $10 k / year . . ."

Sure. If you can afford a computer to get on the internet to post comments, you can certainly afford to send me $100.

But you haven't. Why is that?

Oh, it's your money, and you haven't chosen to give it away to me?

Guess I can't complain.

Greg the class traitor said...

@Bobby:

Bon Appetit chose to pay off one set of race hustlers, on the hope that it gave them protection.

Instead, they're discovering that once you pay the danegeld, everyone lines up to demand their own personal cut.

If you want America to ever again be a decent society, you want this to happen to everyone who pays off a race hustler, You want companies to know that those payoffs will destroy them.

To all teh race hustlers and other cannibals out there, i say "Bon Appetit"!