Tunde Wey is taking matters into his own hands by creating a restaurant and asking asking white customers to pay more. "The ownership of wealth has been contingent on taking from someone else" This quote stood out to me most seeing as how white people often carry the attitude that they never had slaves while benefiting from the privilege/wealth that this county was built upon. Do you think this is right or nah?
According to Civil Eats, the pop-up called Saartj gives white customers— Tim Gradous (@tgradous) March 2, 2018
— the option to pay the suggested price of💲30" while black customers are "charged💲12 & also given the option to collect💲18 paid by a white patron as a way
to “redistribute wealth." https://t.co/kJYxy2UxhG
It is also important to note 76% of the Black diners refused to take the $18 that they were offered, they even tried to pay the $30. In a culture where African Americans are painted as "welfare queens" "people who live off the system" African Americans often have too much pride to even take what is owed to them.
I can appreciate Chef Tunde Way’s idea for bringing this to the attention of those who ate at his establishment. It helps to understand and learn about life and the struggles that people endure.— Bill Cain (@WRCOldMedicDoc) March 4, 2018