Discrimination is something I will never know. I’m white. I’m married. My husband has a good job. I’m blonde and have blue eyes. I’ve always been super careful about talking about how I think women are beautiful (quite happy with my husband though). So, I have a ticket “entitling” me to white privilege.
One thing I believe though is those that are racist should have to experience discrimination for a week to see how they feel afterwards. Want to eat at Burger King? Nope. Sorry. Not allowed. Want to use the bathroom? Nope. Not allowed. Want to go into Wal-Mart? Sorry. You have to enter through the back entrance which we promise is equal and only separate.
Two Trumpers believe they suffered from discrimination, and they didn’t like it. In fact, they were shocked by it. And yes, they were indignant and think no one should be discriminated against (at least based on their political affiliation).
Shannon Riggs and her family members attended a Trump rally in Richmond, Virginia last week. They, of course, were outfitted in Trump gear. Not much different than if I were attending a Bernie Sanders rally. They knew they’d have to fend off protesters; however, they definitely didn’t expect someone to refuse to serve them at the Cook Out, a BBQ restaurant.
Riggs spoke with WTVR and said an employee behind the window shouted:
“Hell no! I’m not serving them.”
They also experienced mocking and had to deal with laughter.
“Everyone was laughing and giggling.”
When an employee yelled out that an order was ready, Riggs says they were told, “Oh not for you!”
Apparently, the struggle is hard for Trump supporters. Riggs feels like it was “very unfair and unbusinesslike.”
Lauren Wolfrey, a 16-year-old member who was part of the poor discriminated Trumpers, was shocked by the experience.
“Once you witness [discrimination] first hand, it’s a totally different experience. I was in a state of shock. They had this sense of anger. They were just really rude to us.”
Now, here’s the difference between true discrimination and the bullshit they believe is discrimination. Riggs was able to cancel the order, get a refund, and obtain the number to call corporate. Corporate responded:
“Cook Out is, and always has been, a politically neutral company. We welcome all customers regardless of polittical affiliation. Regarding the refusal of service at our Colonial Heights location, the situation has been resolved and was resolved that night per Cook Out policy.”
See, the difference is, Riggs was able to get a refund and speak with corporate, who handled it in whatever manner they handled it in.
Riggs stated she believes no one should be discriminated against based on who they support.
“You should not be discriminated based on who you support, whether it be Bernie, Hillary, or Mr. Trump.”
What about skin color, sexual orientation, gender, and the multitude of other reasons we’ve come up with to discriminate those that are different? What about being denied quality healthcare because of your skin color? Sorry. Nope. Have to go to the black doctor. Pretty sure, one time at a BBQ restaurant doesn’t count.
What they experienced was not discrimination. They experienced rudeness and inconvenience. No, of course, the employees shouldn’t have done it. But they weren’t discriminating against them. They were being rude, little shits. Riggs and her family were able to get a refund and complain to corporate. Pretty sure, there was no one to complain to back in the 1950s when black men and women had to use separate (but “equal”) bathrooms.
You can watch Riggs and Wolfrey speak with WKTV below.
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