By Nigel Roberts, newsone.com
An Alabama restaurant finds itself in legal hot water after declining service to a Black fraternity, the latest in a string of racist incidents nationwide at restaurants.
Kappa Alpha Psi’s Alabama chapter filed a racial discrimination lawsuit on June 27 against Tuscaloosa’s Cypress Inn, Al.com reported. It stems from the restaurant canceling the Kappas’ reservation in February to rent a pavilion after learning that the fraternity is an “all Black group.”
A restaurant representative returned the fraternity’s $1,500 registration fee after citing security concerns, the lawsuit stated. In response, the fraternity offered to cover expenses for additional security, obtained insurance and showed photos of past fraternity events.
The restaurant’s owner, however, was unmoved, citing problems with the fraternity’s “kind” in the past.