Race Matters: Fed Up Restaurant Owner Posts Sign Telling Racist Customers Who Are “Allergic To Black People” Not To Enter

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Restaurant Owner Posts Sign Discouraging Racist Customers From Entering

A black restaurant owner in Europe says she’s had enough of racist customers who come in and act startled to see a black person running the business. In response, she’s now posted a sign near the restaurant entrance that gives unsuspecting, racist customers a rude awakening right from the door.

via BBC News

A cafe owner has put up a sign telling customers she is black because she is fed up with people walking out when they see the colour of her skin.

The sign on the door of Yeanon Cafe in Ossett, West Yorkshire, reads: “I am a black woman… If you are allergic to black people, don’t come in.”

Martha-Renee Kolleh said some people “take a look at me and walk out”.

Local councillor Tony Richardson said he was “shocked” as he did not believe racism was widespread in the town.

A spokesman for Wakefield Council said it was “obviously concerned” by the issue which it had not been made aware of before.

“I would urge the business involved to get in touch with us as soon as possible,” the spokesman added.

“Some people find it amusing, they were laughing and said ‘oh yes it’s about time you put that up’, so I think they all realise what’s going on here,” she said.

“And some others just read it and walk away. I’ve heard one or two swear words as well regarding the notice.”

The single mother-of-three has run the cafe for two years, serving a mixture of British, African and Caribbean food.

Good for her. Sometimes you have to go the extra mile to get a message across when all else fails.

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