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Racism Is Not On The Menu, Part 2

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My mother-in-law is one of the top servers at one of the top chains of semi-luxurious restaurants. A lot of the people that go there are well-enough off that they think they’re untouchable and can get away with anything.

In comes this table who decides their server is just a little too black. They take it upon themselves to let the poor young man know just how much his blackness bothered them before demanding a new server. The server goes to the back and (like everyone else who’s ever worked in a restaurant) starts venting on his way to a manager.

My mother-in-law, a petite, blonde-haired, green-eyed white lady, hears this and walks behind the kid to let the manager know that she’ll be taking the table.

And so she does, with her manager off to the side watching. She goes out there, gives them her best smile and friendliest greetings.

Mother-In-Law: “Have you been here before?

Customer: “Yes and we’ll just be ordering our favorite dishes.”

Mother-In-Law: “Okay.”

She waits for them to order, but doesn’t write anything down. One of the well-off ladies notices.

Other Customer: “Do you have a really good memory?”

Mother-In-Law: “I don’t need to write your order because I won’t be putting it in. I just wanted to show you how a decent human being is supposed to treat others, even when they don’t like the other person.”

With that, she turned around to walk away. They stop her to demand the big boss in the building, to which she responded by pointing out her manager: the biggest angry-looking black man wearing a suit that day.

The table got up and left without a word.

Racism Is Not On The Menu

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