Buffalo Wild Wings fired a waitress who told a black customer that her skin was “so dark.”
A Texas customer named Tasha Lee told Fox 26 that while checking her I.D., the Tomball waitress remarked, “Don’t take this racially, but sometimes the only way you can tell with black people is from their eyes and their smiles, because it’s so dark.’”
Lee told Fox 26, “I was in disbelief, I was shocked. I couldn’t really, it was hard to believe that I had heard what I heard.“
The waitress was reportedly either white or Hispanic and mentioned to Lee that her son-in-law and grandson were black.
The server was reportedly swapped out for a new one and a manager apologized to Lee, comping her meal and giving her a $10 gift card for her drink.
Lee told Fox 26, “I mean, to tell a black person that the only way you can tell it’s them from their picture is from the whites of their eyes, and the whites of their teeth it’s absolutely unacceptable... While this was the first time this has happened to me so overtly, this is a normal experience for African-Americans everywhere,”
A corporate spokesperson tells Yahoo Lifestyle, “The employee in this case no longer works for Buffalo Wild Wings. We value an inclusive environment and have no tolerance for discrimination of any kind. We’ve offered our deepest apologies to the guest.”
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