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New Orleans restaurant apologizes for racial slur on receipt

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NEW ORLEANS, May 22 (UPI) -- A New Orleans restaurant said an employee was fired after a customer discovered a racial slur and "100% dislike" written on her receipt.

Liryca Neville Branch, 33, discovered the slur and the "dislike" comment printed on her receipt under "Thin Catfish Platter" Thursday afternoon at Huck Finn's Restaurant & Sports Bar.

 

The customer told WWL-TV she and the three coworkers she was dining with asked the manager why the server wasn't being fired on the spot, and the manager responded it was the person's "last shift."

"This is unacceptable. I couldn't sleep last night," Branch told the New York Daily News. "It's 2015. You would think that we wouldn't have to deal with this stuff right now. It just shows that racism is alive and well."

The receipt was shown to friends and family members, who posted pictures to social media. The pictures have been shared and retweeted thousands of times.

The restaurant released a statement on its website Thursday night:

"Huck Finn's Cafe is shocked and appalled at the actions of one of its employees, who was terminated immediately after management found out they violated company policy. Huck Finn's Cafe is committed to treating everyone, employees and customers alike, with dignity and respect. The unfortunate actions of this one employee do not mirror the mission of Huck Finn's Cafe's firm non-discrimination policy, and we are extremely apologetic for any inconvenience this may have caused. We have been serving customers from around the world for more than 6 years, and our employees work their hardest to go above and beyond to ensure visitors have a pleasant and respectful experience at Huck Finn's Cafe."

A post on the eatery's Twitter account said managers are "working around the clock to rectify the situation."

http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2015/05/22/New-Orleans-restaurant-apologizes-for-racial-slur-on-receipt/8831432321310/?spt=sec&or=on

 
 
 

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Just musing here. I wouldn't do this and have no race axe to grind with anyone, anywhere.

If I was a pissed off employee (my assumption) on my last shift and wanted to stick it to the boss/company. Then I can't think of a better way to twist the knife than to stir up some racial tension.

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Just musing here. I wouldn't do this and have no race axe to grind with anyone, anywhere.

If I was a pissed off employee (my assumption) on my last shift and wanted to stick it to the boss/company. Then I can't think of a better way to twist the knife than to stir up some racial tension.

​Or what if they were paid like the "protesters" to poke the at new manufactured racial unrest.
If you were going to quit your job anyway and someone offered you say...
$5,000 to write one nasty word with the assurance that your name wouldn't be released with the note?
Maybe it's a regional thing but I don't think I've ever heard anyone, out side of rappers and thugs, use the N-Word like that.

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​Or what if they were paid like the "protesters" to poke the at new manufactured racial unrest.If you were going to quit your job anyway and someone offered you say...
$5,000 to write one nasty word with the assurance that your name wouldn't be released with the note?
Maybe it's a regional thing but I don't think I've ever heard anyone, out side of rappers and thugs, use the N-Word like that.

​That works too.

 

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