Blacks Asked to Leave Wild Wing Cafe because White Customer Felt Threatened

by Hassahn Liggins - Posted Saturday, August 24th, 2013. Category: URBAN

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Once again we are witnessing the true power of social media. You are hearing about this story because one man posted about his experience on Facebook at a Wild Wing Cafe in North Charleston, SC, where his friends and family suffered some “1960′s” style discrimination.

A group of 25 Black people waited two hours to get in a Wild Wing Cafe restaurant in North Charleston, South Carolina, only to be asked to leave almost immediately after entering the restaurant because a white customer felt “threatened” by their presence. One member of the group, MIchael Brown,  took his complaint to Facebook when the corporate office of the restaurant did not call him back after placing several calls.

Mr. Brown says he was celebrating his cousin’s last day in Charleston last month at Wild Wing Cafe in North Charleston. He says after his party of 25 peacefully waited two hours for a (read the rest of the story by clicking “Next” above or below< table, the shift manager told them there was a “situation.”

“She said there’s a situation where one of our customers feels threatened by your party, so she asked us not to seat you in our section, which totally alarmed all of us because we’re sitting there peaceably for two hours,” explains Brown. “Obviously, if we were causing any conflict, we would have been ejected out of the place hours before.”

Brown says while he was talking to the shift manager, someone in his group began videotaping the conversation. Brown says that’s when the manager became upset and refused to seat them.

“I asked her I want to be clear with you,” says Brown. “I said so you’re telling me I have to leave. She said I have a right to deny you service. I said so you’re asking me to leave because you’re upset because he was recording you, after we’ve waited for two hours, and after you’ve already pretty much discriminated on us, and she answered yes.”

Brown told WNEM TV 5 news that several calls were made to the corporate office in Mt. Pleasant, but he says they did not receive a call back, so he posted about his experience on Facebook.

His Facebook post read, “I will never go to Wild wings cafe in N. Chs again! We (Party of 25 family and friends) waited 2hrs, patiently and were refused service because another customer (White) felt threatened by us. This type of racial discrimination is unacceptable and we have to put a STOP TO IT. 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.”

Once his post went live and began to circulate around Facebook, he finally got a response from Wild Wings Cafe corporate office. ” We got alerted through social media, so we always encourage our customers to respond to us or to comment on our social media pages,” says Debra Stokes, the chief marketing officer for Wild Wing Cafe.

“We had a conversation,” says Stokes. “It was a really good conversation. He and many of his family and friends were there about a month ago, and they are regular customers of ours. So, they were having a going away party, and they just didn’t receive the experience that they have come to know and love.”

Brown says an apology was offered and a free meal for the entire group, but he says he’s not completely satisfied.

“We weren’t coming there for a free meal. When we came there that night, we were coming to patronize the business. This is not a situation where you can just give us a free meal and everything is ok because it’s deeper than that.” See an employee of Wild Wings‘different account of the events >HERE<

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  2. Peewee

    I am a 55 year old White Male. If these people were not causing any problems or creating any kind of a disturbance then why were the asked to leave?? Because 1 white person said they felt uncomfortable?? That’s a crock if I ever heard one. This is what is wrong with our country people!!!! Too many people saying I am offended, uncomfortable, don’t like someone sitting next to them for STUPID reasons!!!! Grow Up!!!!!! If you do not wake up it won’t be each other that you will have to worry about it will be the one invading OUR country to take control of ALL of us!!!!!

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  4. Privatus

    This is disgusting but it should not be surprising. Eradicating race-based behaviors, bigoted acts and race based inequality will take multiple generations (1 generation =20 years) and some people like the human atavists at the “Wild Wing Cafe” stubbornly hold on to the past.

    Can blacks stay awake (we were during the civil rights movement of the 1960s remember)? Sure. Will they? Don’t know, it is easier to sleep besides staying awake requires a cultural change from within that ends the so-called ratchet anti-social behavior (instant gratification, lack of long term planning, multiple children within a single headed household with different fathers, and embracing of violence). Those are behavioral traits that can be abandoned for something more productive like academic prowess , a focus on higher learning and thinking and restraint. Those are definitely not impossible and they would help blacks stay awake and not provide negative cognitive fodder for bigoted thoughts and actions.

  5. tewdrowos

    wow ,and some people actually continue to say racism doesn’t exist today ,Black folks say this (denial) and white folks(the most denial) say this crap too.

  6. Alicia Kirkland

    Still in todays time we have this crazy I feel threaten mentality. Not because of my character but because of the color of my skin. Jesus I pray for this world we live in now.


    so sad..but that is SC..I hope they continue to boycott that place..they changed the name in TX to brezwings so I will not be going there either…too many other wing places to go to that support our business!!

  8. sandra

    I would have told the white person to leave and take her ignorance with her. I don’t put up with racism of any kind. I don’t care what race you are.

  9. MWhitman

    What he says happened: White man felt uncomfortable so they kicked our family out.

    What actually happened: 2 hours of families most likely enduring the word “nigga, slang, and curse words” in a family oriented restaurant, families get uncomfortable and a dad says something to the manager, manager says something to black family they have to leave.

    Yes. Whitey got you kicked out. I would eat at that place in a heartbeat as a civilized family oriented tongue holding “sonofabiscuit.”

    The real moral of the story is that you shouldn’t curse and make other families uncomfortable with the one last free thing you have in life(speech). When you waive that right in a restaurant the establishment kicks you out. I am about Political Correct speech, but what I do mean, is if you are going to be talking about obscenities loud, be prepared to not be served.

    What is the easiest explanation you can come up with as to why he was kicked out? Racism? or the staff kicked them out for being disorderly?

    The second is easier for me to see happening.

  10. P.

    Welcome to a normal day in the South.

    Even when we are trying to do normal things like go to a public establishment to eat, we still get situations like this that proves that we’ve got a LONG way to go before racism is truly dead in this country

  11. thad

    Its a shame…..tell you what. Let some of us northerners handle that same situation….we would’ve gone in the kitchen and started cooking……..

  12. Antoinette

    Ever since the Trayvon Martin case took the nation by storm, angry conservative extremists, both white and black, have accused black people of being racist after demanding George Zimmerman stand trial for the death of the teen. These same extremists have labeled the Reverends Al Sharpton and Jessie Jackson as “race-hustlers.” After the Zimmerman acquittal, many blacks were angry at the jury’s verdict of not guilty. Some went to social media to post their response. Of course, conservative websites picked up these rants and posted on their websites to show their base the “violent nature” of black people.

    Well, look who is doing the race-hustling now. The conservative media and websites have been posting daily the deaths of whites by the hands of blacks. They are using the deaths of Chris Lane, the Australian athlete who was shot to death in Oklahoma by three teens, and the beating death of 88-year-old WWII veteran Delbert Belton by two teens in Spokane, Washington to show conservative extremists the violent nature of blacks-how convenient they left out the shooting deaths of movie-goers in Aurora, Colorado, and the murders of innocent children at Sandy Hook. Let me state that I condone ALL senseless murders regardless of race. Murders have no place in society.

    Let’s break this down

    The conservative media and their hosts are 100% responsible for spreading this “blacks attacking whites” mentality. They know exactly what they are doing. They are playing to that base of ignorant people.

    They are telling their base that blacks are attacking whites as “punishment” for the Zimmerman acquittal. Now we have this hysteria that groups of blacks are going around attacking whites for no reason.

    What can you do about this?

    First, I strongly recommend calling out the conservative media, Fox News and conservative hosts publicly. Tell them you are on to their race-base scare tactics, and you will not tolerate it. Secondly, I would send numerous Tweets to Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus and inform him this scare tactic will cause the GOP to lose in 2016. Tweet him at @Reince. You may think to yourselves, “They don’t care.” Believe me. They do take this seriously. They know in the next few decades minorities will be the majority. I’ve been in the political game for years. Trust me on this one.

    If you don’t take action now, cases like the restaurant incident will continue to grow. Only you can stop this madness.

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