The Way the Racist Cookie Crumbles

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Gothamist called up Lafayette French Pastry (to ask “What the f$%& were you thinking,” basically) and got this update: “We just spoke with Kefalinos on the phone and he remains utterly oblivious, telling us, ‘This whole thing was blown out of proportion.’ He says he’s sold out of the ‘Drunken Negro Cakes’ and doesn't plan to make any more, despite the fact that many customers have been requesting them (he claims). When asked whether he understands that most African-Americans find the word ‘negro’ offensive, Kefalinos explains, ‘It's a French word. It comes from the French.’ Community Board 2 was quick to call for a boycott of Lafayette French Pastry.” [Gothamist]