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Chris Rock's mama, Rose Rock, has decided to file a lawsuit and she has the help of the reverend Al Sharpton. Rock claims that she was discriminated by Cracker Barrel Restaurant (oh I can see the jokes coming now) this past May when she and her daughter were ignored by the wait staff for a half an hour after sitting down at a table. In a press conference held with Sharpton today, Rock said, "The manager offered us a free meal, he did not say I'm going to call over who was in that area to see what happened. Just bring them over and say, did you see these people. It's hard to miss two black people sitting in a sea of white people." Diana Wynne, Senior Vice President of Cracker Barrels' Corporate Affairs said that Rock was not discriminated against, "They came in around dinner time when the wait staff changes and the table was overlooked. The restaurant made an honest mistake." "The table did not get re-assigned to a new server," "We are not proud of that, but that appears what happened here."
Sharpton was quick to point out that this is not the first incident Cracker Barrel has faced in regards to discrimination. In 2004, the U.S. Department of Justice settled a civil rights discrimination suit against the restaurant chain. But other people showed up at the press conference saying that they too received crappy service on the day Rock was there. One man said,"I've had to wait myself sometimes due to the fact it may be raining, or a flux of people came in around lunch time." "Sometimes I've left and gone to K and W."
Hmm...this one is a tough call. We all get horrible restaurant service every once in a while, so I'd be more apt to blame it on lousy restaurant management rather than discrimination. I will say, I do enjoy Cracker Barrel's Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese though.
Source: WPDE


Anonymous Galestorm said...

Cow-puckey! My brother told me of an episode at a local establishment, and he is white. He waited to be waited on for 30 minutes, he got tired of it and left with the tip that was left before him. He didn't say if the servers were black, white, asian, green, purple, not discrimination just very bad management. Happens to every race, get over it.

6:27 PM, October 18, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gimme a break.

7:17 PM, October 18, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a skeptical bitch, here is my take...considering there are a lot of instances where folks have said Cracker Barrel discriminated against African Americans and gays, perhaps Rose Rock went there to see for herself and if she got shabby treatment she would lend a big name (her son's) to the cause of bitch slapping CB.

6:23 AM, October 19, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm white and I went to Cracker Barrel at dinnertime a few months ago and I sat there for over half an hour for service. The waitstaff did, in fact, overlook my table. So I can certainly believe that could have happened and I hope that is all that happened.

11:32 AM, October 19, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes they discriminated and need to suffer a financial loss this way they will screen their employees before hiring such ignorant idiots to work for a public place like a resturant. get them al!

4:52 PM, October 19, 2006  
Blogger Cap'n Bob Napier said...

20 minutes is a typical wait at Denny's or Shari's, busy or not. Al Sharpton is just looking for ink. He's the biggest jive turkey since the flood.

10:22 PM, October 19, 2006  
Blogger NYC said...

It always amazes me when groups that don't have a clue about racism
write about and have the nerve to say "get over it"
Racism is not a cold or the flu it's a FACT.
Yes I live in NYC (big shock) and people who are in the customer service business seem to have no inkling what a customer is much less how to serve them.
I have been to over 20 stetes within the USA and it is unusual fo this to happen in the South unless the WANT to be rude. Usually if a resturant is extremely busy the waitress OR hostess OR manager apoligizes for the wait.

8:11 PM, October 20, 2006  

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