Bet reports, March 19, 2018, that a Nigerian chef in New Orleans charges his white customers more than twice as much as blacks for a single lunch plate at his pop-up restaurant, Saartj, in the city’s the Roux Carre market.
- $12 for Black people
- A “suggested” price of $30 for white people.
Wey says it’s a “social experiment” to bring awareness to racial wealth disparity, and the different pricing “represents the wage disparity between Black and white households in New Orleans.”
According to the left-wing Urban Institute, the median annual income of black households in New Orleans is $25,806 in New Orleans, compared to $64,377 for white households.
Some white patrons of Wey’s Nigerian-food pop-up restaurant decided to cancel their lunch order. Others, including some blacks, were willing to pay the extra fee after hearing the reasoning behind the 2.5x pricing difference. Wey, however, refused to accept offers from blacks to pay more.
Allegedly, Wey took the net profit ($18) collected from sales to white people and “redistributed” the money to “customers of color,” totaling about $75 per person.
If this were a white chef charging black customers more, there would be unending cries of “RACISM!” and law suits up his wazoo.
H/t FOTM‘s Lola
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