10 Dec A Story I’ve been reluctant to share
Help me understand this…
A few weeks ago I went for drinks with a colleague after work. The trendy downtown restaurant was packed, it was game night. I sat at the bar my friend to my left and two friendly white men to my right. The two tables to my colleague’s right were reserved. We enjoyed ourselves for a good 15 minutes before my colleague had to rush out. I decided to stay a for a bit, I knew some of the staffers.
This black man came in, and the only available spot was next to me. The sat him down, and his whole energy was just off. He was acting like I’m beneath him or something. After a few moments, he asked to be moved. The staff told him there is no other spot. He had them call the manager and whispered something in his ear. The manager said he couldn’t move him. After he had complained countless times, they finally moved the two reserved seats between us, and he was seated on the far end of the bar.
The waiters were shocked! They asked me if I knew him. I said “No”. One of the waiters brought me a drink on the house. How do you tell the world that you were discriminated against by a black man for being a black woman?