A new survey written from the perspective of waitstaff throughout the U.S. is complete. Now don’t get nervous if you were out last night at the local Applebee’s behaving badly and leaving a disgraceful tip…own it! You and the 10 other black people that have been out there misrepresenting African Americans have built a stereotype, according to the waitstaff in the survey, that gives a little more than 4 percent chance that the rest of us have had someone spit in our food. But, I’m not so sure that all of these waiters and waitresses can attribute their poor service to that excuse. Some simply do not like us. Surprise! Surprise! If they are truly racist, the thought of them having to wait on black people probably makes their skin crawl.
The “in-depth” survey on racism in America’s large chain restaurants was reported by two sociologists from Detroit’s Wayne State University and North Carolina University for the Journal of Black Studies and was provided to Secrets, according to the Washington Examiner.
The waitstaff interviewed consisted of 200 participants of which 87 percent were white. These white waiters and waitresses experiences have not been good, to say the least. They were asked who were the worst people to wait on and their response was overwhelmingly: African Americans.
The key findings in the survey were:
“When asked who tipped best, whites topped blacks, according to the servers. Also, Whites were described as better customers than blacks, who typically were called “picky,” “demanding,” and “rude.” In addition, the servers–all from unidentified large chain restaurants–said that they “sometimes” heard coworkers make racist remarks 46 percent of the time. And 54 percent said they “sometimes” saw their coworkers providing inferior service to racial minorities.”
The scary wording in there is “inferior service.” Inferior service can range from a delay in service to, let’s just say, you might wanna have your food analyzed by a 24-hour lab. The survey also said that the waitstaff interviewed “looked down their noses at blacks as ‘uncivilized and hedonistic’ and as a result feel that ‘inferior service is warranted.’ ” To which the authors of the study responded:
“If servers provide inferior service to blacks, it should not be surprising that blacks tip them less.”
And the people of the Lord said….Amen.
Read more here and make sure you read the comments afterwards! You will be horrified. I HAD to weigh in myself.