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Chili’s apologizes for taking meal from black veteran on Veterans Day

Chilis, News, Veterans Day -

Chili’s apologizes for taking meal from black veteran on Veterans Day

U.S. Army veteran Ernest Walker was eating at a Chili’s restaurant when a manager came over to question his service and take away his food.

Chili’s was offering free meals to veterans for Veterans Day, but according to Walker, a man wearing a Trump T-shirt questioned his service.

“He said he was in Germany, and that they did not let Blacks serve over there,” Walker wrote on Facebook of the incident.

–Here’s all the racist sh*t that happened since Trump was elected president–

Walker then said that the manager of the Texas eatery came to question him, saying that Walker was “not a real soldier because [he] had [his] hat on indoors.” Eventually, Walker’s meal was taken away even though he showed the manager his ID and discharge paperwork.

Walker recorded the incident and posted the video to social media, saying he felt “grossly offended, embarrassed, dehumanized.”

Although Chili’s released a statement of apology and said it was reaching out to Walker, the veteran told the Dallas Morning News that he had not been directly contacted. He blamed the current political climate surrounding the election for the incident.

“I do believe that the election has changed the hearts and changed the motives of people so much so that he believed in his heart and mind after talking to the Trump supporter that I was stealing food.”

The post Chili’s apologizes for taking meal from black veteran on Veterans Day appeared first on theGrio.


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