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Restaurant Fires Two Managers Who Denied Service to Black Mother and Child Over Clothing

Two managers at Ouzo Bay Restaurant in Baltimore’s Harbor East have been fired after a video of them denying a black woman and her nine-year-old son service went viral.

The video shows Marcia Grant talking to one of the staff at the restaurant asking why she and her son were being asked to leave the restaurant due to her son’s clothing but a white child dressed very similar was allowed to stay.

In the video, Grant’s son can be seen wearing sneakers, gym shorts, and an Air Jordan t-shirt. Staff at the restaurant told Grant that they could not eat there because of its dress code prohibiting athletic wear. The video also shows another child, who was white, in a similar outfit at the who had just finished a meal with his family at an outside table.

Atlas Restaurant Group, the restaurant group that owns Ouzo Bay, fired the managers and apologized for the managers’ actions. Saying in a statement that it was “an incredibly disturbing incident.”

“We are sickened by this incident and we sincerely apologize to Marcia Grant, her son and everyone impacted by this painful experience. They deserved better,” the restaurant group said. 

In an emailed statement to CBS MoneyWatch, Atlas said they tried to contact Marcia Grant and her son, but had been unsuccessful,   

“It’s hard” Grant said on Instagram of having to see her child “upset because he knows he’s being treated differently than a white child.” 

Atlas also said it would now exempt children under the age of 12 from its dress code. 

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1 comment

Anne Mills July 4, 2020 at 11:04 pm

No, reading the story, it says the white kid was eating at a table outside. If the restaurant has a dress code for indoors, follow it or eat elsewhere. That they specified the white kid was eating outside suggest it’s not a race thing. We can’t overplay the race card. It becomes meaningless. Save it for real racism.

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