That's How It’s Done! A Man’s Response To ‘Restaurant Prejudice’ Is Applauded On The Web
December 4, 2018 10:11 By Fabiosa
Even now, racism still rears its ugly face in various forms across the globe. Racial and social bias is universally met with indignation, but this story, reported by the website Metrópoles, illustrates that there is another way.
The following incident happened in Brasília, the capital of Brazil, where Raul Ribeiro, an interpreter of Libras (Brazilian sign language), met up with his nephew, a 13-year-old black young man.
Raul Ribeiro went to the cashier at the diner Armazém do Ferreira to get his nephew a lunch when a worker asked him if he was buying a lunch for the homeless.
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You can imagine how indignant Raul was, but he just left without making a scene. The young man had heard the insulting words, but followed his uncle to another diner without saying a word. Later he told how upset it made him feel.
The uncle found a perfect way to get back at the judgmental restaurant. Raul invited a group of homeless people to have lunch at the restaurant at his own expense, with live music provided by his saxophonist friend, together with flowers to make a statement:
This is how you fight this kind of prejudice.
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The restaurant said it was a ‘misunderstanding’: there was no prejudice in the worker’s query, but the meal would have been on the house if he’d said that the boy was homeless. The establishment said that the customer left without even giving them a chance to explain their side of the incident.
Whose side are you on? Do you think Raul did the right thing?