(BlackMediaScoop) Just as the country commemorates the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, people are flocking to social media to condemn a South Carolina restaurant for its allegedly racist actions.
According to CBS affiliate WCSC-TV, Michael Brown and 24 of his family and friends were at Wild Wing Cafe celebrating his cousin’s final day in Charleston, S.C., last month when the group was suddenly told to leave.
The reason? The shift manager allegedly told Brown that a white customer felt “threatened” by his party. When one of Brown’s companions started filming the exchange, the shift manager is said to have told the group to leave. “[That] totally alarmed all of us because we’re sitting there peaceably for two hours,” Brown told the news outlet.
To add insult to injury, Brown said that his group had waited “patiently” for two hours to get a seat at the restaurant. He took to Facebook earlier this month to express his frustration with the North Charleston establishment:
“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.”
Thousands of people have since shared Brown’s post, and others have bombarded Wild Wing Cafe’s Facebook page with words of criticism and calls for a boycott…
WCSC-TV reports that a representative of Wild Wing Cafe, a restaurant chain with several locations, has reached out to Brown to apologize and offer a free meal for the group. But to Brown, the issue runs much “deeper than that.”
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