Wild Wings Racism Alleged Toward Black Family When Asked to Leave
A group of 25 blacks allegedly sat peacefully waiting two hours to be seated and were then asked to leave…
According to one man, Michael Brown, who took the time to post a narrative on his social network page, about his (and his family’s) experience at a Wild Wings Cafe, racism is the reason they were asked to leave the restaurant. As the story goes, “A group of 25 Black people waited two hours to get in a Wild Wing Cafe restaurant in North Charleston, South Carolina, only to be asked to leave almost immediately after entering the restaurant because a white customer felt ‘threatened’ by their presence.”
The narrative continues with, “[The manager] 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.”
The man said that they were sitting there peacefully waiting for two hours to be seated and yet, after two hours, they were told to leave because of a white person in the restaurant felt threatened by their presence, ostensibly because they are black. This sounds to me like the beginnings of another Tawana Brawley incident. Has Al Sharpton been called in yet? Is this a case of Wild Wings Racism?
They were waiting peaceably? Who waits peaceably at a restaurant for TWO hours? Give me a break.
The man related, “I will never go to Wild wings cafe in N. Chs again! We (Party of 25 family and friends) waited 2hrs, patiently and were refused service because another customer (White) felt threatened by us. This type of racial discrimination is unacceptable and we have to put a STOP TO IT. The manager looked me dead in the face and said she was refusing us service because she had a right to and simply she felt like it. DO NOT SUPPORT THIS ESTABLISHMENT… PLEASE SHARE THIS POST… We need your help.”
This seems to be a total crock to me. There are a couple of inconsistencies with the man’s narrative. First, he says they were asked “to leave almost immediately after entering the restaurant,” then later, that turned into “we’re sitting there peaceably for two hours.” Which is it? Were they asked to leave immediately or did they sit there for two hours and were then asked to leave? Moreover, has anyone ever seen a group of 25 people waiting peaceably for anything? I don’t care what ethnicity the group is either. Twenty-five people does not make a peaceable situation especially when after two hours, the people in that group would be famished! I don’t know about you, but when we go to a restaurant, if the wait is longer than 45-minutes, we find another restaurant.
Apparently, after this story began making the rounds, a worker from the actual restaurant learned of it and offered her side of the incident. As you’ll see, her version differs tremendously from his.
“You’re only getting one side of story here. I work at the restaurant and your representation of the events is way off base. The group was being loud and obnoxious to both customers and staffers. They kept complaining about their long wait and were talking about how ‘whitey’ was able to get seated, but they were not. The problem was that they had a large group and insisted on sitting next to each other. We only had one area that could accommodate their large group and the patrons in that area were not done.
“So yes, some ‘whities’ were able to be seated before them, but only because they were going to a different area. We also seated non-whites in other areas too…They made this a racial issue before anything. One of the guests also insulted a deaf white girl because she didn’t respond to one of them telling her to move (she was deaf and didn’t hear them) They were also all standing in the middle of the walk way, making it difficult for customers to leave. We asked them if they could move over, but they said they can stand wherever they want, and if we wanted them out of the way then we should seat them. The customer that was offended was offended by a particular individual’s constant uses of the word ‘n*gger’ When asked to stop, he threw out a long string of racial epithets against one of my co-workers.”
The woman also reported that other non-whites were also seated during the time that white guests were seated, but apparently, that went unnoticed by this large group of 25 blacks. The two stories represent major differences, don’t they? Whom to believe?
On one hand, Michael Brown says his experience was racially-based at Wild Wings Cafe. On the other hand, the woman who works there also says his experience was racially-based, but not because racism was directed at Mr. Brown or his family. It appears that it was the other way around.
Here’s what I want to know. Why didn’t anyone grab a phone and record any of this nonsense? Most people have phones capable of video-taping and taking pictures, as well as recording audio. I would not have hesitated to do that if I had found myself in that situation.
Obviously, someone is lying here. It appears that some blacks are becoming more emboldened to make outlandish accusations of racism simply because they can. I guess Al Sharpton can always use the additional notoriety that stems from situations like this.by