yesterday I joined the march for police accountability. and anyone was out yesterday knows that the sun was definitly out as well. So I was just thinking about how hungry I was when an ice cream truck rolled up the street near vera katz's house, with big speakers on top and everything. I was a little surprised to see police driving it, but I figured what with budget cuts maybe the portland police department was trying to raise money other ways.
but they wouldn't sell me ice cream. I asked politely if they had any soy ice cream (cause i'm vegan) but they only laughed at me. I was thinking maybe they don't cater to vegans, but neither me or my friend could get any ice cream out of them at all.
This wasn't the first time I was rejected from purchasing ice cream... they also wouldn't sell to me on august 21st last year.
I believe that the portland police are using discrimanatory business pratices in their ice cream retail business. I think the public needs to address this. One way I suggest is to have everyone ask to purchase ice cream from the truck when they see it. and if we, their customers, demand access to vegan ice cream, then we can eat vegan ice cream at every protest!