|Emilie Wickham stands in front of restaurant that discriminated against him.|
Even in Canada, Blacks face the same type of discrimination most people of color here face in the United States.
Emilie Wickham and his friends were asked to prepay for their meals at Hong Shing Chinese Restaurant, while no others were required to do so.
This happened in 2014. Wickham went to Toronto's Chinatown for a birthday gathering with his friends. After the server took the order, he told the group that they would have to pay for their meals in full before receiving them.
The Ontario Human Rights Tribunal ordered the restaurant to fork over thousands.
The restaurant claimed that a large group of people often "dine and dash" whenever they come into the establishment. They said that sometimes the restaurant "attract something of a transient crowd."
Wickham felt the restaurant treated him like he was "a potential thief in waiting."
"Before the camera on the cellphone became a popular thing...all we had was our word," Wickham said. "And us calling out how we were treated, our word wasn't good enough, right?"
Reminder, Asian Americans have been hateful towards Blacks.
We mark another year of the Los Angeles riots. This event happened in late April and early May.
If you remember the Los Angeles riots were sparked by years of abuse by the police and bigoted treatment from the Korean grocers in South Los Angeles. The shooting of Latasha Harlins by Soon Ja Du sparked the flame. The Rodney King beating and the jury's acquittal of the four cops lit the fuse and sparked three days of unrest.
Blacks decided to burn down Korean stores and destroyed police vehicles. They also beat down cops, white people and some Asian American merchants. The riots happened in an election year that cost George H.W. Bush a second term.
Shit like this is bubbling up once again. With Black people being killed by police. most are starting to realize that their lives are in danger.
Donald J. Trump being tone deaf to the issues facing Black America. He never called or mentioned James Shaw, Jr.'s role in the Nashville massacre. The young Black man stopped a mass shooter and took a bullet. No response from Trump. However, he is worked up over comedian Michelle Wolf roasting him and Sarah Huckabee Sanders.