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Dry Asparagus Prompts Allegations of Racial Discrimination in Missouri City

UNIVERSITY CITY • A dried-out batch of asparagus has touched off a debate about racial discrimination, grocery stores and the role of citizen-led commissions.

It started in May when resident David Olander was perusing the produce section of the University City Schnucks. He noticed the asparagus weren’t resting in a tray of water.

“It was just sitting there dried out,” said Olander, a member of the city’s human relations commission.

Olander summoned an assistant manager, and then he asked the question: Did the quality of the asparagus have any relationship to the store’s location in a black neighborhood?

H/T Mark Sletten 

Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch . Read full article. (link)

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  • Number 2||

    Clearly, "stand your ground" laws lead to dried-out asparagus.

  • ||

    Asparagus spears?! Definitely racist.

  • Doctor Whom||

    I suppose that the Soviet Safeway in my corner of the universe is evidence of anti-white racism.

  • GroundTruth||

    Doesn't the water make the cans rust?