After Refusing To Seat 25 Black Guests, Café Apologizes

Source: Donovan X. Ramsey / theGrio

A South Carolina restaurant came under fire when news began to spread about an alleged incident of discrimination involving its staff. Michael Brown was a part of a party of 25 that visited a Charleston restaurant called Wild Wings Café nearly a month ago. Brown says at some point during a two hour wait, a member of his party got into a dispute with another patron. Then things took a turn for the worse.

Nearly a month after the incident at Wild Wings Café, the complaints on Facebook started to garner considerable attention and the company took notice, promising to investigate and seek a resolution with Brown and his party.

Eventually, the company issued an apology.

“We are incredibly disappointed and sorry that any guest felt disrespected or discriminated against,” said Debra Stokes, chief marketing officer for Wild Wing Café, in a statement to theGrio. “The customers have a right to be upset with our lack of timely responsiveness. However, the color of their skin did not play a part in this situation. It was a breakdown in our own internal communication. I can assure you that we have zero tolerance for discrimination of any kind and that there is a full and ongoing review of the entire incident…The incident that occurred in the restaurant is under investigation. The manager involved is on leave while we continue the investigation.”

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  • enochmubarak

    Take for example how the south lynched, murdered, raped, imprisoned,
    robbed and stole your land, opportunities, life, liberty and the pursuit
    of happiness from black people and then they apologized.

    The south has apologized and invited you to the white house but does it
    change the fact that your loved ones are dead, your land is gone, your
    children are uneducated and your life, liberty and pursuit of happiness
    is plagued with poverty and ignorance?

    In Chicago the police pull up to your house break-in destroy your place,
    arrest you, embarrass you and cost you your job only to realize it was
    the wrong house and you are not the person they were looking for.

    The police publicly apologizes and give you tickets to the policeman’s
    ball. Does the apology change the fact that your house has been
    destroyed, you’re unemployed, your reputation tarnished and your
    neighbors treat you like a criminal?

    In a fit of rage you hit your woman and later apologize but does it
    change the fact that she now has a black eye and is missing two teeth?

    In a fit of jealousy your woman break out the windows in your house and
    trash your car. She apologizes but does it change the fact that you must
    now replace the windows in your house and pay to repair your car?

    In the game of World Domination you have the right and you have the power. You use the power when you don’t have the right.

    America knows that if you use the power while the people cry that you
    did not have the right to use the power then every politician, state or
    country knows it is always better to ask for forgiveness than

    However black people in our ignorance care more about the apology than what they are sorry for. Forget about the apology.

    Black people accepted the apology from the south for their southern
    transgressions against them because black people would rather throw out
    the banana and chew on the peel.

    Forget about the apology because in because they know that the
    apology is merely diplomacy and protocol. The apology is all a part of the game.

    Companies, corporations and restaurants use the strategy daily. The will settle a
    dispute or lawsuit and issue a statement that says our settlement or apology in no
    way admits guilt or wrongdoing.

    Sincerely, Enoch Mubarak
    President/CEO Mubarak Inter-prizes

  • Scott

    Now for the rest of the story: