African American family ordered to leave restaurant because white customer felt threatened by themBy Mason White 11:55 AM January 3, 2014
|The black family that was told to leave the restaurant|
By: Debbi Gross
(Scroll down for video) A family spoke out of the racial discrimination they suffered at the hands of a manager at the Wild Wing cafe.
Michael Brown said that he was holding a goodbye party for his cousins before he was leaving Charleston, South Carolina.
The family of 25 people decided to go to the Wild Wing Cafe.
However, after the group waited two hours for a table, the shift manager told them she had a “situation.”
She then told the group that one of their white female customers felt threatened by the group of black people.
“The white woman told the manager not to sit the black people in her section of the restaurant because she felt “threatened by the black people,” Brown explained.
The group was horrified as they had spent two hours waiting peacefully. They had not done anything that would cause anyone to fear them.
The conversation between the group and the shift manager was so shocking, disturbing and discriminating, that one person of the group began recording the conversation.
Brown said that when the manager saw she was being recorded, she refused to seat them and ordered them to leave the restaurant.
Brown tried to contact the company headquarters, but no one returned his call, so he took to social media.
That got the attention of the restaurant’s owners.
The company apologized, and the entire group was offered a free meal.
However, the family is not satisfied. “It is not about a free meal it is deeper than that,” Brown said.
The family was discriminated against for no other reason than the color of their skin, and that is totally unacceptable.