Restaurant worker fired for writing racist comment on customer's receipt
A restaurant worker in Mississippi has been terminated from their position after writing a racist note on the receipt of an unsuspecting customer.
Alexia Washington was with her friends in Oxford, Mississippi when she went to a Who Dat's drive-thru and ordered an assortment of food and drink - but when she drove off with her meal, she found an offensive note on her receipt that read: "Black b*tches in silver car".
Taking to Facebook afterwards, Washington said: "I have been racially ridiculed and demeaned as an African American Female [sic]. I seek justice for this hate crime and I will no longer remain silent. I've lived in Oxford for 5 years and I'm still having to deal with this type of ignorance."
Who Dat's immediately took action after the post went viral, with manager Wylie Coleman saying in a statement via Facebook that they were shocked at Washington's treatment, and that necessary action had been taken.
They wrote: "Ms. Washington and her friend were making their regular round of the drive-thru & purchased food & drink. In shock about the possibility that something like this could be happening here, she re-read the ticket which describes where the location of where the food is going as 'black b*tches in silver car'.
"[...] The next step was taken by Ms. Washington to bring this to my attention on Friday night.. I spoke with her in shock & remorse. Unexplainable to me were the words on the receipts. The first step was taken by myself to the employee who was informed that they were terminated immediately."
"Lex Washington was nothing but sweet & communicative during the entire events that transpired. I am not only apologizing to her but to everyone & anyone that could subject to a label in life, [sic]" added Coleman in his Facebook statement.