Napkin Lawsuit: McDonald`s Experiences Diversity—They’re Not Lovin` It
And every once in a while, we see news items that combine both.
Apparently, McDonald`s racially-exclusive “365 Black” campaign was not enough to dissuade Webster Lucas, who is black, from suing for $1.5 million because he got only one napkin. [Angry Customer Sues McDonald’s For Millions After Receiving One Napkin, Supersized Shame With Meal, by Staci Zaretsky, Above the Law, March 4, 2014]
He had a racial complaint, too: the Mexican-heritage manager scared him because he was reminded of a scary Mexican gang-banger who hates black people.
Ignoring for a moment that this reveals Mr. Lucas` own racial generalizing, Hispanic-on-black violence is an issue.
A Latino gang is intimidating blacks into leaving the city that was once an African American enclave. It`s part of a violent trend seen in other parts of the L.A. area.
By Sam Quinones, Richard Winton and Joe Mozingo
January 25, 2013
Yes, Mr. Webster, it probably does make you feel uncomfortable to walk into a McDonald`s and find that none of the customers or employees share your race. I myself never feel great about that, because I find—as you did—that there is a marked decline in the attention and care you`d get from members of your own race.