Restaurant Asks White People to Pay More

"White customers can either pay $12 for lunch or the suggested price of $30."

A pop-up restaurant in New Orleans isn't there to give people a place to eat so much as it is to virtue-signal. After patrons order their food, they are lectured about wealth inequality. Civil Eats, "a daily news source for critical thought about the American food system," reports that purveyor Tunde Wey said:

“I start by asking (patrons) what they think the racial wealth gap is and then share stats about [how it manifests in] New Orleans and nationally." Wey then asks "So, how much do you want to pay?"

He then asks white customers if they'd like to pay $12 or the suggested price of $30. Black customers are only charged $12 and have the option to take the extra $18 overpaid by a white person. ​

“Refusing to pay more comes off as anti-social and people don’t want to be judged for that,” Wey said. “People look on the other side of the till and see me standing there and they’re thinking that I’m judging them.” White guilt was definitely a factor. “If they couldn’t pay a higher amount, they gave a me a list of caveats why they couldn’t.”

At least it's not the "inspid bullshit" he rails against, right?

 

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