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Restaurant Openly Charging Whites More Than Blacks


Added 03-13-18 12:45:02pm EST - “"Refusing to pay more comes off as antisocial and people don't want to be judged for that."” - Westernjournal.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Westernjournal.com: “Restaurant Openly Charging Whites More Than Blacks”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

One Louisiana restaurant has unveiled a controversial pricing structure meant to offer “more than lunch” by shedding light on racial income disparity.

According to the Independent, New Orleans-based chef Tunde Wey has been offering meals at his restaurant, SAARTJ, with two-tiered suggested prices based on his customers’ race.

In an interview with Civil Eats, the Nigerian chef explained his decision to implement the system for a pop-up restaurant that ended its limited run earlier this month.

“I start by asking them what they think the racial wealth gap is,” he said, adding that he then explained his position before asking white customers if they would be willing to pay $30 for a meal that costs minority patrons less than half as much.

In addition to paying the lower $12 price for their lunch, black customers were also given an opportunity to take home the extra $18 paid by a previous white customer, though more than three out of four declined the handout.

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