one of the latest non stories out of the US, in this case a bakery has fired 2 women working there for not serving a black lady. hold the outrage, the twist is, it was 6min past their closing time and were only finishing up orders by white people who were in the shop before 9. so the staff were only following their own protocols but the owners 2 gay men apparently threw them under the bus. on top local black activists seem to be trying to organise some boycotts because racism. its getting difficult to separate parody from reality these days petunia
i think the staff should sue for wrongful dismissal but they are probably so progressive themselves that they wont. lol
Portland bakery fires employees for denying black woman service after closing | KATU
PORTLAND, Ore. — Two employees of a bakery in Northeast Portland were fired earlier this month for denying a black woman service because the business had closed.
"Back To Eden Bakery" released several public apologies and statements following the incident, before letting the employees go. In one Facebook post, the bakery's co-owner wrote, "We are doing business in a gentrified neighborhood in a racist city within a racist state of a racist country.”
In one statement, "Back To Eden Bakery" says that according to its own surveillance video, a black woman named "Lillian", who is well known in the area as a "professional equity activist", entered at 9:06 p.m., after the bakery's closing time. Employees had also turned off the "Open" sign, but several customers (all white) who had already ordered were still inside. Two other white women who went to the bakery two minutes before "Lillian", and were also informed that the business was closed for the night.