Skip to comments.Black man claims he was kicked out of SC restaurant because a white woman 'felt threatened'
Posted on 08/28/2013 7:14:45 PM PDT by kevcol
A group of 25 African-Americans were thrown out of a South Carolina restaurant after a white woman complained to staff that she "felt threatened," it's claimed.
Michael Brown alleges that his party, which was celebrating his cousin's last day in Charleston last month, waited for two hours to be seated at the Wild Wing Cafe.
But when their time came to order, staff reportedly refused them service and asked them to leave.
"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," he ended.
The post soon went viral and finally prompted Wild Wing Cafe's chief marketing officer Debra Stokes into speaking to Brown.
(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...
An employee at a South Carolina restaurant accused of being racist for throwing out a group of 25 black patrons has turned the tables on the customers - saying they were the ones who were using racist slurs.
Michael Brown went public earlier this month with his accusations that staff at Wild Wing Cafe in Charleston, South Carolina, asked him and his 24 friends - all African-American - to leave after a white customer said she felt threatened by them .
Mr Brown's post about the incident spread across social media with viral force and resulted in condemnations of the restaurant and the staff.
An employee contacted Radio Facts, a broadcast industry blog, and said it was actually the customers who were being racist.
The woman, who would not be named, told the site that because Mr Brown and his friends were such a large group, it took longer than expected to find seats for all of them together. While they waited, some customers - both whites and blacks - were seated before they were, she said.
'They kept complaining about their long wait and were talking about how whitey was able to get seated, but they were not,' the woman wrote.
She added: 'They made this a racial issue before anything.'
As they waited, the group became rowdy, the employee claimed and began refusing to get out of the way for other customers to enter or leave the restaurant.
They also insulted a deaf girl because she did not move to let them through, the woman claims.
One member also repeatedly used the N-word. That was when the female customer in question became uncomfortable and complained to an employee, according to the woman.
'When asked to stop, he threw out a long string of racial epithets against one of my co-workers,' the employee claims.
That version of events is totally at odds with the description Mr Brown has given.
Obama’s grand mother feels threated by Blacks (per Obama’s own words)
Anyone think to plan ahead and reserve a banquet room?
Now that the people in the country are getting over their love fest with homosexuals, it looks like being discriminated against is going to be “the next big thing.”
Boo fricking hoo!
That version of events is totally at odds with the description Mr Brown has given.
Not this chit again! Different source, same story.
The person is a liar.
Lets say he was telling he truth........95% of black on white crime - just saying
Yes... It’s the entitlement mentality that is now prevalient throughtout the BLACK (not African American) populace and culture...
Unfortunately, it’s going to get A LOT worse...
Kicked out for being a douchebag in a group of 25 douchebags. The fact that they were black douchebags is incidental....
Apparently this guy and his group were stupid to call ahead and reserve the table!!
so lets see here; there’s 25 black dudes waiting around for two hours yet not one of them had a phone with a video camera to record any of the alleged racial incidents??? hmm- sorry if i’m a bit suspicious....
I’m sure no one in the group said anything to make her feel threatened...(sarc extreme)
It seems like they were looking for trouble and a payoff via lawsuit. I expect more of this crap in the future. Businesses should really think about investing in a camera system for cases like this.
I have a pain management practice and I have a camera system with audio in the waiting area and public areas. If we have a potential incident, I have a conference room with cameras for problem patients. It’s also good for employees.
Doesn't matter. There WILL be a lawsuit, and there WILL be an out-of-court settlement. That's what it's all about.
Winners: the patrons who were ejected, and their lawyers
Losers: the restaurant, race relations in the US, and respect for the truth
The wings are pretty good.
If they wanted to seat that many they should have tried the brewery down the main drag from Market. It seemed a lot more capable of handling a big party.
If you want a restaurant to seat a 25 person party at a Wild Wings, a Bennigans. a Chilis, etc, well then you use your f’n brain and you call ahead to make arrangements.
Just “showing up” and expecting the establishment to quickly accomadate your party is, frankly, quite stupid.
So what does the party then do? Do they wait for a suitable area to be assembled or do they get belligerant? Sounds like they got belligerant and then mouthed off to a reporter who just went with one side of the story.
A normal person, black or white would have called the restaurant a few days ahead, to reserve seating for 25 people. You don’t just show up with a crowd and assume, or expect that the place can accommodate you on the spur of a moment.
“A normal person”... stop there.
These people are the professionally offended.
Doesn’t matter what happened, they are the agreived ones and will get their pound of white flesh.
Sucks to be a business owner in America now while there is a professionally offended bunch in charge now.
One of patrons there that day who did not want to be identified gave us his take on what happened after it was alleged a customer was threatened in the bathroom and the group was asked to leave.
“We had an altercation come up, we are not going to be able to serve you, and we are going to ask you to leave— jewelry, earrings, jackets were taken off to insinuate a fight was going to break out. Then they wait for an hour outside and the two girls had to be escorted to their cars by bouncers and some of the staff there at wild wings.”
Two weeks ago my wife & I and my elderly mother were in an Olive Garden restaurant, seated in an area well away from the usual traffic. Before long a group of blacks came in & occupied a table for sixteen nearby to us. Adults & children, all sizes & ages.
Within five minutes I realized that if I hadn’t seen them come in I wouldn’t have known what color they were. The conversation was normal, the children well behaved, all were polite to the wait staff, they talked of back to school & other things, if we listened closely.
We continued our meal, but pleasantly surprised? Of course, given the headlines of the last few months.
You and your family were, to say the least lucky.
Until the black thuggery ends there will be a lot more of this.
I saw her complete statement on another thread. The reason other people were being seated first is that the large table that the staff were trying to create was in a different section. Tables not in that section were still being seated normally.
This is normal for most restaurants, but the fact that it's normal isn't obvious to the average joe customer. They see other customers coming and going and they wonder what's going on. Especially when they've been primed 24/7 by the media to believe they're being Trayvonned.
The whole episode as told by Michael Brown is a complete crock. I hope it gets legs because it will be easy to undercut. Then it can be used as a lesson to show blacks that they need to quit being so touchy, and to show guilt-ridden whites that not every cry of racism is legit.
My one criticism of the restaurant is that a skillful manager could probably have diffused the situation by simply keeping the group informed about what was going on.
*sigh*—everyone with smart phones and cameras, and none of this was on video?
What? That might actually require some effort on their part.
How can you be so insensitive?
In my opinion the better way for the manager to handle things would simply to tell the group that he could not accommodate such a large group on such short notice.
It is simply ridiculous to expect a restaurant to go through the trouble and expense of trying to seat such a large group together on short notice. To do so cost the restaurant money. It also inconveniences other customers by making them wait longer while tables sit vacant waiting for enough tables come available for the large group to be seated together.
True. Maybe the manager shouldn’t have taken the group at all.
I might even speculate that if the group hadn’t been black, that’s exactly what he would have done. Wouldn’t surprise me a bit if the manager went against his best interests and took the group in order not to appear racist. That would be the great big ironic cherry on top of this whole thing.
We’re not far from Fort Campbell, KY. The family group may well have been associated with the 101st Division (AA). Lots of military families nearby, I guess that means sometimes we can all just get along.
She probably DID feel threatened.
BINGO! You hit the nail on the head!
I had a similar thing happen to me and a bunch of my friends, and we HAD reservations.
It was a medieval-themed bar/restaurant, and we were a Medieval History club. We planned a night out for the club, mostly college students or recent graduates, and showed up in medieval clothing - tunics, long gowns for the girls, capes and so on. We took some kidding from the early crowd of ‘regulars,’ who were drinking at the bar; we were seated, as a group, for supper. We cheerfully bantered back. We had just ordered pre-dinner drinks, and were being served, when the manager came out and asked us to leave. We left, not without complaining; when we got to the home of one of the young ladies, her parents called the restaurant to complain.
We never went back, and we made sure that all our friends knew exactly why. The bar used to get a lot of college kids’ trade. They went out of business soon thereafter.
when I was in college, I bartended for a resto/bar in the city and was my first shift. It happens from time to time that a large group will show up and “dictate” they want the entire establishment.
if the manager really is good, he/she will be able to control the situation but if the party is overbearing, then the manager calls the department heads as “back up”, especially the bouncer.
I always knew at the back of my mind that this story was BS coming from the blacks, and I’m not PC about this. MOST of the time, they are the ones causing the commotion based on my experience.
Until the black thuggery ends there will be a lot more of this.
The “thuggery” won’t start ending until we get rid of Obama and the RATs. This $h!t is their stock and trade. Only when the correct kind of “social pressure” is applied to the Gibbsmedats, will things change. The longer we let them get away with their “rent a mob” tactics, the longer it will be until we see an end to this stuff. Blacks remind me of the Muzzies. The “decent ones” won’t do anything to put the ferals in their place.
“You dont just show up with a crowd and assume, or expect that the place can accommodate you on the spur of a moment.”
An NHL team that was stranded due to a mechanical failure showed up unannounced late at night this year. The difference?
They called up beforehand. The resto’ was able to scrounge up food for a party of 20 NHL players and the resto’ got rewarded with free tickets for the playoffs...even if the resto’ was in the opposing team’s city. Class. The moral of the story is that the world does not evolve around you. I bartended in college and this happens on occasions, and not rare.
This sounds like an Oprah tale as of late.
You do is you possess an entitlement mentality...
‘Nice to hear more of the “other side” today. I hope all of the family”defenders” geta a chance to read it today.
The key post from that thread, courtesy of iopscusa:
Another side of story found after 5 second search:
Youre 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 didnt respond to one of them telling her to move (she was deaf and didnt 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 individuals 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.
You contradict yourself: they didn't show up unannounced - they called beforehand, and found out if they could be accommodated (and gave the restaurant a chance to get ready for them). If that establishment wasn't able (or willing) to do so, they would have likely tried to make other arrangements rather than just showing up.
Yes, perhaps the manager shouldn’t have made the effort to seat them as requested, but I imagine the first instinct of a restaurant manager is to try to accommodate everyone he or she possibly can, even if it takes more effort (and possibly lower profits) because of the goodwill (read: repeat business) it can generate.
Better communication to the waiting party may have prevented this from becoming a “situation”, but it’s also possible that no amount of effort would have been successful.
I'd bet that there were plenty in the group recording, but, what is on video doesn't match their claim. The cops should check the phones of the 25. Bet that would shut them up.