At a new pop up restaurant in New Orleans, the owner has decided that a new form of wealth distribution is needed. Therefore, he is has decided to charge white customers $18 more for their food than black customers.
Yes, it's real, and no, it's not a poorly executed joke. He is actually charging more people for the food. Now, legally, he can't do this as it would rightly be classed as discrimination…So to bypass the laws, he is making it voluntary that white people pay more. They have the option to refuse…
But here's the thing…If you refused to pay the higher price…Would you feel safe eating the food?
So in Nigerian born owner Wey's mixed up little world, he redistributes wealth and punishes white privilege by charging $30 as opposed to $12. Then, the black customer is given a choice of taking the $18 difference…If not, he keeps it.
So as well as being racist himself, he encourages with cash rewards other people to engage in racist discrimination…Nice guy huh?
Let's remember that he chose to come from Nigeria and be a part of this “white society.” He doesn't have to be here, he chooses to be here. Could it be that he chooses America over Nigeria because it is safer, cleaner, less likely to have a coup de ta every 5 minutes, less likely to catch a disease, and also has the ability to open up his own business?
This is what the supposed “white society” has wrought…and he wants to condemn it?
Of course, this is meant to be a “social experiment” not a viable business…But what possible results could they find from this? That white folk don't want to pay more than black folk? That some black folk will be too embarrassed to take the extra money? That some black folk will have their racial prejudice reinforced in that they are owed a living by white folk?
This is not “an experiment” despite what they say…It is a protest that revels in the very racism they claim to be arguing against