A group of Black diners celebrating a family gettogether were allegedly denied service at a restaurant because a white patron felt threatened by their large party. Last week Michael Brown had a going away celebration he and his family attempted to host at the Wild Wing Cafe in July. Brown claims that his large party was refused seating by the shift manager in the casual eatery because a white guest didn’t feel comfortable with them there.
From WCSC: “She said there’s a situation where one of our customers feels threatened by your party, so she asked us not to seat you in our section, which totally alarmed all of us because we’re sitting there peaceably for two hours,” explains Brown. “Obviously, if we were causing any conflict, we would have been ejected out of the place hours before.” Brown says while he was talking to the shift manager, someone in his group began videotaping the conversation. Brown says that’s when the manager became upset and refused to seat them. “I asked her I want to be clear with you,” says Brown. “I said so you’re telling me I have to leave. She said I have a right to deny you service. I said so you’re asking me to leave because you’re upset because he was recording you, after we’ve waited for two hours, and after you’ve already pretty much discriminated on us, and she answered yes.”
See his side of the story below and what Wild Wings did to correct the problem.
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