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"Tableside Racism" still exists

By April 30, 2012

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A new study published in the Journal of Black Studies shows that restaurant wait staff regularly discriminate against African-American diners. More than 200 servers in 18 North Carolina restaurants were surveyed and 38% of the respondents admitted to giving African-American customers poorer service based on the expectation that black diners would be poor tippers, demanding, and rude. The black diners that were surveyed reported that they were mistaken for valet parkers, coat checks and bathroom attendants in addition to receiving poor service while dining. This "tableside racism" is yet another example in which African Americans are stereotypes and treated poorly in everyday situation. Read more about the study and findings.


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