Add “camping while Black” to the long list of things white people find objectionable when they see it.
An employee at the Kampgrounds of America (KOA) took issue with a Mississippi couple walking through a park with their dog Sunday, The Clarion-Ledger reported.
“All you had to do is tell us you have to have a reservation and we would have left,” said the woman filming the video. “You didn’t have to pull a gun.”
The gun-toting campground employee slowly put her handgun back into her pocket.
“Well I’m just telling you — you need to leave because it’s under private ownership,” she said. “You can’t be out here.”
The Black couple tried to explain to her why they didn’t think they needed a reservation to use the Oktibbeha County Lake, but the woman seemed disinterested.
Kampgrounds of America (KOA) is the world’s largest company with privately held campground.
“KOA Inc. is aware of the situation that occurred Sunday, May 26th at the KOA franchise in Starkville, Mississippi,” the company said in a statement. “KOA is currently looking into the matter and reaching out to all of the parties involved. Kampgrounds of America prides itself on providing a welcoming, safe environment for everyone to enjoy the outdoors.”
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DNC votes against allowing a climate change debate amongst the 2020 hopefuls
Trump’s threat to ‘hereby’ force manufacturers to do his bidding stomped by legal analyst
President Donald Trump is claiming extraordinary powers in his escalating trade war with China.
On Friday, Trump demanded that American companies look for alternatives to China.
"Our great American companies are hereby ordered to immediately start looking for an alternative to China, including bringing your companies home and making your products in the USA," Trump tweeted.
Of course, the president has no power to order such a thing.
Trump then announced massive tariffs on China, citing the Emergency Economic Powers Act of 1977.
Creationist Ark Encounter museum accused of stiffing local schools by underpaying property taxes
On Saturday, Friendly Atheist reported that the Grant County Board of Education is filing a lawsuit alleging the creationist "Ark Encounter" theme park in Williamstown, Kentucky, received a property valuation way lower than it should have for the purposes of tax assessment.
The museum, which is shaped like a giant replica of Noah's Ark and is full of exhibits explaining supposed historical details of the Flood — including models of cavemen fighting dinosaurs — was assessed at $46 million in 2017. But the Board of Education, combining Ark Encounter's capital investment disclosures, land value, and ticket sales, that the property is actually worth $130 million.