A restaurant in Baltimore has been forced to apologize after footage of their staff blatantly targeting and discriminating against a black family went viral.
Keep scrolling to watch the shocking footage for yourself, and to hear what they had to say on the matter...
The Black Lives Matter movement has taken over the world.
via: GettySince the death of George Floyd, protests for the movement have been happening across the globe in volumes we've never experienced before.
Thousands upon thousands of people have been taking to the streets in protest...
via: GettyAnd they are all marching for one thing: For the blatant racism and injustice in this country to be brought to an end.
Many protests turned violent...
Violent scuffles have broken out between police and far-right protesters staging a counter-protest to the Black Liv… https://t.co/tTD1IsPxJO— Andy Vermaut (@Andy Vermaut)1592058606.0
Remarkably, however, they seem to be working.
BLACK WOMEN MATTER. BLACK MEN MATTER. BLACK CHILDREN MATTER. BLACK FAMILIES MATTER. BLACK POSSIBILITIES MATTER.… https://t.co/y6dlDWKPN3— a gem (@a gem)1591104461.0
It has also taken over our streets...
Ahead of a planned protest this weekend, the road to the White House was painted with a giant "Black Lives Matter"… https://t.co/6M3H6ehuNs— David Luganda🇺🇬 (@David Luganda🇺🇬)1591398030.0
Protests have been happening across the pond too...
via: GettyHundreds of thousands of people have been taking to the streets in the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
We are witnessing history in the making...
via: GettyAnd people are continuing to demand justice.
However, not everyone has been so supportive of the movement.
via: GettyAmongst the stories of positivity from the protests, there have been some tales with a slightly more sour undertone.
Blatant racism is still happening across our country...
via: GettyAnd countless stories of black people being targeted are continuing to emerge.
And the most recent story has come in from Baltimore.
@OnlyInLVNV Again Black people, support ONLY black own businesses if you have the choice to!✊🏿— IRENE BLACKPANTHER (@IRENE BLACKPANTHER)1592918177.0
Footage from the Atlantis Restaurant in Ouzo Bay has been circulating on Twitter this week.
via: TwitterMarcia Grant, an African-American woman, filmed her interaction at the restaurant when her and her son were refused a table.
Staff at the restaurant were heard referring to the "dress code" as a reason for her refusal...
via: TwitterAnd they stressed that her son's attire was "violating" this particular code.
Just for reference, this is what her son was wearing.
via: TwitterNothing too outrageous, right?
But then, things get even worse.
via: TwitterAs the manager is trying to justify his decision, Marcia points out how another child in the restaurant, who just so happens to be white, is wearing pretty much the same outfit as her son.
"But that white kid out there can?"
via: TwitterMarcia points out the family in the outdoor seating area, who appears to be leaving, and the staff member responds by claiming that the children's shoes are different.
It really is the most awful example of racism...
via: TwitterAnd, since been posted onto Twitter, people are completely outraged at the restaurant.
They are shocked by the blatant racism expressed by the staff member...
@OnlyInLVNV Unreal. Blatant racism. #Atlas #Baltimore— Kelly 🍁🐧 (@Kelly 🍁🐧)1592919349.0
Here's the full video of the shocking incident...
Black child denied entry to Atlas Restaurant in Baltimore, Ouzo Bay location. Child was denied entry for “dress c… https://t.co/3Mw1AsSaaT— Only in Vegas ➐ ➐ ➐ (@Only in Vegas ➐ ➐ ➐)1592888017.0
In a statement posted to Twitter, they wrote:
Today, we learned of an incredibly disturbing incident that occurred at one of our restaurants in Baltimore, Ouzo B… https://t.co/h24sKChjkN— Atlas Restaurant Group (@Atlas Restaurant Group)1592870961.0
They then announced that the staff member had been placed on "administrative leave."
@AtlasBaltimore We all knew this day was coming. Your dress code targets black fashion. Your restaurant is for whites only.— Aguanile Mai Mai Ogun (@Aguanile Mai Mai Ogun)1592875799.0