Agreeing to a racist demand is racist, isn't it?
The manager of an Olive Garden restaurant in Evansville, Indiana, has been relieved of his duties because he complied with a customer's demand that they get served by a non-black server. As reported by Atlanta Black Star, Amira Donahue was the server on duty and she strongly disagreed with the manager over his compliance.
Speaking with a local station, WEHT, Amira said: "She [the customer] asked for a server that wasn’t black and the manager complied." She said that the customer proceeded "screaming at me in front of all the customers." Speaking about the harrowing incident that left her fellow servers stunned and disturbed, Amira said: "The lady also made comments about me to another coworker saying that I am not family-friendly and that I should go work at a strip club instead of an Olive Garden. [She asked] ‘am I even black, am I from here, am I from America,’ — just like offhand comments like that and referring me to the ‘other one.’"
The incident was corroborated by many of her co-workers and as it went viral on social media and the report spread, the manager was fired and the restaurant chain released a statement that said: "We have zero tolerance for discrimination of any kind, and the manager involved no longer works for our company."