Service people (waiters, waitresses) being accused of racism....

@bonbon50 (659)
United States
January 28, 2007 8:20am CST
I used to be a server and there were many times either a co-worker or myself were accused by a black person of being racist when there was no foundation for it at all. I think black people are overly sensitive and assume all whites are prejudice and if anything goes wrong, like their soup not being hot enough or the cook taking too long with their food, they contribute it to being a case of prejudice. Server, speak up, don't you find this to be true and get tired of it?
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@imadriscoll (2235)
• United States
30 Jan 07
Don't you think by clumping all black people into a category of being overly sensitive and saying that they assume all whites are prejudice that you in fact are being prejudice? I mean certainly aren't painting a very fair picture of black people. For instance, has every black customer you've ever had done this? Even if they have, how many black people have you served?
@bonbon50 (659)
• United States
31 Jan 07
I was a server for 23 years; so I have served a lot of black people. The majority treat servers like dirt, running them unneedlessly to get things, rarely using please or thank you, and then you can only hope to get perhaps a 10% tip. (Which is tops from them, and rare!) I worked with a black server who admitted she didn't like waiting on blacks for these very reasons. I'm not saying this out of prejudice, but rather experience and observation. I would say at least 95% of the serving industry feels the same way if they have the balls to admit it.
@lilaclady (28270)
• Australia
2 Feb 07
Yes I think there is too much over sensitivity out there, I always say a lot of the problems with people out there is not always because of a persons colour, its not all about colour, if you are not a nice person you are not going to be liked regardless of the colour, and things happen it is not always because of a persons colour, everyone has to be nice to be liked it doesn't come automatically and it doesn't matter the colour, I wish people would stop this self discrimination... steps off soapbox...:)
• United States
31 Jan 07
I don't think that happens exclusively to one particuliar race. I think it happens everywhere and to everybody. I have worked in retail for many years and someone was always using the prejudice card. It could be a customer reporting they were unfairly treated or an employee fired because of their race not their job preformance. It's a cruel world.