A notable Baltimore, Maryland restaurant group, The Atlas Restaurant Group, has received backlash after a video recently posted to Instagram documented a racial incident at one of its restaurants, Ouzo Bay.
Marcia Grant and her 9 year-old son Dallas Greene were denied patronage at Ouzo Bay over the weekend over what was cited by an employee in the footage as Greene violating their dress code. Grant then pans the camera to a white family allowed to eat at the restaurant with a child who is wearing similar athletic-style clothing to her son.
The Atlas Group released a response to address the situation today, which in part said, "As a result of the investigation, two Ouzo Bay managers have been separated from and are no longer with the organization."
The incident further highlights how Black Americans are faced with such racist incidents as a part of their daily lives. The rise in recorded racist occurrences similar to this has further drawn awareness to the need to address the inherent racism that has been a product of America's origins and systemic machinations for far too long.
Make no mistake, what Marcia Grant and Dallas Greene experienced in this story is just one in a long line of happenings. Don't be so shocked that racism still exists to this day, people are actually just being recorded for the vile hate they have been taught for generations.