Baltimore restaurant manager cites dress code while denying service to black family

A Baltimore restaurant manager turned away a black woman and her son due to the boy’s outfit — despite serving a white child dressed in similar athletic wear, video shows.

A clip posted to Twitter shows the woman, Marcia Grant, being told by a white manager during a visit to Ouzo Bay over the weekend that the eatery would be unable to accommodate her and her son due to the boy’s athletic shorts, which violated the restaurant’s dress code.

“Unfortunately we do have a dress code,” the manager told Grant. “Um, if you, you know, if you have some non-athletic shorts.”

The video then shows a nearby white child dressed in a similar way who was apparently allowed to eat at the Greek seafood spot — but the manager insists the second boy was not wearing athletic shorts. Read More

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