Restaurant owner ejects black customer: ‘Trump’s president now so I can say what I want. You n***ers need to get out’|
A Pennsylvania restaurant owner invoked Donald Trump’s name while forcing a black customer to leave his restaurant, and the community is in an uproar.
While Ricky Lee Bugg was eating dinner at Just Wing It in Annville, Pennsylvania over the weekend, the owner of the restaurant suddenly confronted him, and told them to leave due to the color of his skin.
“Trump’s president now so I can say what I want. You niggers need to get out,” wrote Destiny Bugg — Ricky’s sister — in a viral Facebook post.
“I own three restaurants and I don’t need you niggers’ money,” the owner was also quoted saying.
Bugg, who plays for the Lebanon Valley College basketball team, admitted to flipping several chairs to the ground on his way out, and demanded his money back. While the cashier agreed to refund his order, she nonetheless echoed the owner’s words and told Bugg and his friends they needed to leave. When Bugg returned to the restaurant, he was greeted by police, whom the owner had called on Bugg’s entourage.
“[T]he cops talked to my brother to find out his side of the story and they ‘reassured’ him that the manager is “known for doing stuff like this,” Destiny Bugg wrote.
According to PennLive, Lebanon Valley College has condemned the incident, saying the college and campus community “rejects all hatred and bias.” Gregory Krikorian, Dean of Students and Vice President of Student Affairs at the college, issued a public statement after news of the incident emerged.
I am sad to have to report that an incident involving LVC students in an off-campus restaurant in Annville occurred during the early hours of this morning. It has been reported that an employee at the establishment made racially derogatory and offensive comments toward a male black student. Other students were present. When the situation escalated, the Annville Police responded and documented the events.
Student Affairs has reached out to the affected students and is offering support. Additionally, we will offer broader support to the community.
Read Destiny Bugg’s full post below:
***The restaurant is JUST WING IT. I guess they deleted their Facebook page***
Last night my brother went to a…
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