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Employee Of The Deli That Violated Forest Whitaker’s Civil Rights Speaks Out

forest217An employee at New York City’s , Milano Market, has told the news that the employee who accused Forest Whitaker of stealing was overzealous and made a harmeless mistake. The employee explains that ,“it was around lunch time and the store was packed.” However a witness, who was in the store told The Daily news that the employee was very aggressive with Mr. Whitaker.

The witness says that, “He was quiet at first, I think in shock.” “When they didn’t find anything, they told him to leave at which point he said, “No, I want to speak with someone. You can’t just touch me like this.” Everyone in the store was quiet and in shock.” Mr. Whitaker was in town filming The Black Nativity, when he decided to go to the store to get a yogurt.

Mr. Whitaker’s driver, Reggie Crupe told The New York Post  that after the incident, another employee came out to apologize to Mr. Whitaker.  Crupe said, “He told Mr. Whitaker that the cameras in the store were at a bad angle and that he could not see if Forest had stolen anything.” The eye-witness, who is a regular at the deli, does not believe that it was a simple mistake, but rather a case of discrimination.  The witness says that it has happened before. Another customer told The New York Post   that the deli did not want to serve him coffee. Terrell Williams says, “They didn’t want to serve me coffee. They claimed they didn’t have any. Then I saw a white man come out with a big cup of coffee.”  The owners of the deli have not commented on the incident.

 

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18 comments

  1. A lot of people believe that stuff like this only happens in the south, and never in a place like N.Y. city, but it does every day. You have stores here, that only employ illegal immigrants, and the owners teach them to never trust, or respect African Americans, and tell them that we are all thieves, and crooks. A lot of our people believe that when minorities, become the majority things will be better, but I have news for you, these new immigrants, will be worst than the White man. Any African American, that want to grant amnesty to these illegal immigrants, are fools. Just take a look around and see who has the jobs in your community, and who’s standing on the corner, or outside a store begging for quarters. The sad part is, that we patronize stores in our community, that hire illegal immigrants, but will not hire an African American male. Just go into any bodega, and see if you can find any African American male.

  2. Looks like a job for Marching Man! Dun dun da dun! That’s all we do anyway. Stop dealing with these devils.

  3. Again!! Another reminder about developing more Black business; to serve & respect our own. I would travel an extra distance out of my way in order to honor & purchase from a Black owned business, would you?

  4. I wish I lived in NYC, so I could remind any blacks I see going into this establishment not to spend their money there. Hopefully, people will remember long after this dies down and not shop there.

  5. It’s stories like this that’s the reason I don’t shop in the “neighborhood” Chinese stores. After being followed around like a criminal in one, I left and didn’t go back to that one or ANY of them. It’s such a shame because I don’t hate anyone who might not look like me – I actually love people, period. Being disrespected or stereotyped is the dealbreaker!!

  6. If i was Forest Whitaker i would buy out the store and then replace all the employees.Short of doing that just don,t give them your business.

  7. “Black employees” , No Black people work at delis in NYC, this employee I’m.sure just came to this country.They quickly learn to stereotype.

  8. Mr. Whitaker should persue this all the way that it can go. It is the time to expose all the racism in the minds and hearts of these people and exposure is the best policy. They were adamant in their pursuit, therefore he should be adamamt in his, even through all the I’m sorrys that come his way. Give the Deli all the advertisement it wants advertisment.

  9. Mr. Whitaker should persue this all the way that it can go. It is the time to expose all the racism in the minds and hearts of these people and exposure is the best policy. They were adamant in their pursuit, therefore he should be adamamt in his, even through all the I’m sorrys that come his way. Give the Deli all the advertisement it wants advertisment.

  10. THE establishment name was listed right behind MR WHITAKER PIC ON the first NEWS ANNOUNCEMENT perhaps you did not see this one. MR WHITTAKER looks like your average black american not celebrity if he had recognized him I gurantee he would not have approached him. I agree why spend money where you are not respected. Boycott worked in the past it will work now get them in the pocket (the deli) because firing one when everyone else that works in the store feel the same way he does.It could happen again.

  11. Mr. Whitaker’s experience is similar to mine. I went to Sears for wheel alignment and the service people refused to service my truck. Remember CEOs encouraged by Republicans are now angry President Obama was -re-elected. They are now avenging themselves against Blacks. Sue these CEOs. Otherwise we shall see a lot of this abuse in the next 4 years.

  12. Milano Market
    1582 3rd Avenue @ 89th Street
    NYC, NY 10128

  13. Black people spend your dollars elsewhere….why would I want to buy something from a place that doesn’t want me there. Can you imagine what they would do to your sandwich or coffee if you’re not watching them. F%$k them!!!

  14. Black people spend your dollars elsewhere….why would I want to buty something from a place that doesn’t want me there. Can you imagine what they would do to your sandwich or coffee if you’re not watching them. F%$k them!!!

  15. I guess ppl cant read cuz the name of the deli is in the article. The first sentence actually. This is really sad. Smh

  16. This is an example how black people who overconsume get very little back for supporting everyone else but ourselves. We don’t even get basic respect for supporting other races and ethnicities businesses.

    We can take this one step further and see how we are disrespected in the multi million dollar Hollywood film/TV and music industry. We are routinely referred to as n*gg*r but we still overconsume and financially support white racism in the media.

    This type if discrimination is happening all over the country but local and national white news media wont talk about it. We need to say to heck with racial diversity and get our own businesses together and support ourselves. We should NOT boycott them for a short period of time we need to simple stop supporting them FOREVER. IMO the reason why we as a race are not doing this is because so call black organizations don’t have our best interest at heart.

  17. All of us should be outraged by the way this establishment treats people. We all need to speak out and stop doing business at places like this. I one time witnessed an incident like this at a Mcdonalds. I started by confronting the employee, then the manager, and eventually took it to their corporate offices. We didn’t eat there until the situation had been resolved to our satisfaction. Whatever our race we need to defend each other because the next time it could be us.

  18. The best way to get any businesses attention is when they see a decrease in their bottom line the remedy is simple don’t buy at Milano’s Market.

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