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Black man claims he was kicked out of SC restaurant because a white woman 'felt threatened'
NY Daily News ^ | Aug 26, 2013 | Lee Moran

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.
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"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 ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: holderspeople; nword; racebaiters; wildwings
Okay - I found at least 40 US news sources covering this particular story - going strictly with what the group of 25 claimed...but once again we need to go across the pond for the truth: [via Daily Mail UK]

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.

1 posted on 08/28/2013 7:14:45 PM PDT by kevcol
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To: kevcol

Obama’s grand mother feels threated by Blacks (per Obama’s own words)


2 posted on 08/28/2013 7:18:37 PM PDT by llevrok ("It's a beautiful thing, the destruction of words....." - Geo. Orwell)
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To: kevcol
Just gonna' show up at a restaurant with 25 people and expect to get seated.

Anyone think to plan ahead and reserve a banquet room?

3 posted on 08/28/2013 7:19:32 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: kevcol

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.”


4 posted on 08/28/2013 7:20:40 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The time for impeachment has come.)
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To: kevcol

Boo fricking hoo!


5 posted on 08/28/2013 7:21:20 PM PDT by pbmaltzman
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To: kevcol
'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.

Imagine that.

6 posted on 08/28/2013 7:21:31 PM PDT by SamuraiScot
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To: kevcol

Not this chit again! Different source, same story.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3059304/posts


7 posted on 08/28/2013 7:21:42 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: kevcol

The person is a liar.
Lets say he was telling he truth........95% of black on white crime - just saying


8 posted on 08/28/2013 7:22:08 PM PDT by svcw (Stand or die)
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

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...


9 posted on 08/28/2013 7:23:38 PM PDT by bfh333 ("Hope"... "Change"... You better HOPE you have some CHANGE after the next 4 years!)
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To: kevcol

Kicked out for being a douchebag in a group of 25 douchebags. The fact that they were black douchebags is incidental....


10 posted on 08/28/2013 7:23:43 PM PDT by freebilly (Creepy and the Ass Crackers....)
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To: kevcol

Apparently this guy and his group were stupid to call ahead and reserve the table!!


11 posted on 08/28/2013 7:25:38 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: kevcol

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....


12 posted on 08/28/2013 7:26:05 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: kevcol

Boo! Hoo!


13 posted on 08/28/2013 7:27:09 PM PDT by Route395
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To: kevcol

I’m sure no one in the group said anything to make her feel threatened...(sarc extreme)


14 posted on 08/28/2013 7:28:34 PM PDT by Route395
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To: kevcol

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.


16 posted on 08/28/2013 7:30:17 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est. New US economy: Fascism on top, Socialism on the bottom.)
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To: kevcol
That version of events is totally at odds with the description Mr Brown has given.

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

17 posted on 08/28/2013 7:31:17 PM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: kevcol
Keep walkin' mister! Amy's Baking company photo: Amy's Baking Company 10A48_engine_PostHeader_MotorTrend_as-2.jpg
18 posted on 08/28/2013 7:32:41 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: kevcol
I've been to that specific establishment. I am not surprised they couldn't seat 25 people. Their dining area didn't seem to be that big without making special arrangements. That being said, when I went there the crowd was as diverse as any part of market street (not that diverse). I did see blacks served there without any issues including sitting around the bar right next to me. The staff seemed pretty attentive to everybody.

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.

19 posted on 08/28/2013 7:34:57 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: llevrok

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.


20 posted on 08/28/2013 7:35:39 PM PDT by citizen (There is always free government cheese in the mouse trap.....https://twitter.com/kracker0)
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To: kevcol

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.


21 posted on 08/28/2013 7:40:01 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: mass55th

“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.


22 posted on 08/28/2013 7:45:48 PM PDT by Texas resident (Watch the other hand.)
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To: kevcol

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.”

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/52869418/ns/local_news-charleston_sc/t/wild-wing-cafe-says-its-not-issue-race/#.Uh61VBuTg3s


23 posted on 08/28/2013 7:47:24 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: svcw

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.


24 posted on 08/28/2013 7:47:37 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: elcid1970

You and your family were, to say the least lucky.


25 posted on 08/28/2013 7:52:42 PM PDT by svcw (Stand or die)
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To: kevcol

Until the black thuggery ends there will be a lot more of this.


26 posted on 08/28/2013 7:53:44 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: kevcol
While they waited, some customers - both whites and blacks - were seated before they were, she said.

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.

27 posted on 08/28/2013 8:11:17 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: kevcol

*sigh*—everyone with smart phones and cameras, and none of this was on video?


28 posted on 08/28/2013 8:14:03 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

What? That might actually require some effort on their part.

How can you be so insensitive?

/s


29 posted on 08/28/2013 8:24:20 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Yardstick
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.

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.

30 posted on 08/28/2013 8:35:22 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Pontiac

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.


31 posted on 08/28/2013 8:48:13 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: svcw

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.


32 posted on 08/28/2013 8:59:05 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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She probably DID feel threatened.


33 posted on 08/28/2013 9:05:15 PM PDT by Godwin1
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To: Texas resident

BINGO! You hit the nail on the head!


34 posted on 08/28/2013 9:17:35 PM PDT by ASouthernGrl (BHO sucks - literally or metaphorically, you decide.)
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To: mass55th

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.


35 posted on 08/28/2013 9:43:12 PM PDT by VietVet (I am old enough to know who I am and what I believe, and I 'm not inclined to apologize for any of)
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

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.


36 posted on 08/28/2013 9:59:11 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Uncle Chip

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.


37 posted on 08/28/2013 10:01:09 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: mass55th

“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.”

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.


38 posted on 08/28/2013 10:05:17 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: kevcol

This sounds like an Oprah tale as of late.


39 posted on 08/28/2013 10:44:03 PM PDT by funfan
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To: Texas resident
These people are the professionally offended.

Exactomundo.

40 posted on 08/29/2013 3:38:03 AM PDT by polymuser ("We have a right to debate and disagree with any administration!" (HRC))
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To: mass55th
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.

You do is you possess an entitlement mentality...

41 posted on 08/29/2013 4:19:59 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: kevcol

‘Nice to hear more of the “other side” today. I hope all of the family”defenders” geta a chance to read it today.


42 posted on 08/29/2013 4:26:41 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Revolting cat!; iopscusa

The key post from that thread, courtesy of iopscusa:

Another side of story found after 5 second search:
“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.”
http://www.radiofacts.com/woman-wild-wings-contacts-radio-facts-states-black-patrons-asked-leave-several-reasons/


43 posted on 08/29/2013 4:35:31 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: max americana
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.

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.

44 posted on 08/29/2013 4:50:30 AM PDT by kevkrom (It's not "immigration reform", it's an "amnesty bill". Take back the language!)
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To: Yardstick; Pontiac

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.


45 posted on 08/29/2013 4:55:35 AM PDT by kevkrom (It's not "immigration reform", it's an "amnesty bill". Take back the language!)
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To: God luvs America
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'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.

46 posted on 08/29/2013 6:08:07 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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