US waiter asks women customers for proof of residency to serve them food; Restaurant fires him and apologises  

March 20, 2017, 11:15 pm
US waiter asks women customers for proof of residency to serve them food; Restaurant fires him and apologises  
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US waiter asks women customers for proof of residency to serve them food; Restaurant fires him and apologises  

US waiter asks women customers for proof of residency to serve them food; Restaurant fires him and apologises  

In yet another shocking incident of racial discrimination in US, four women in Southern California were asked in a restaurant to prove their nationality before they get served food.

The issue got noticed after one of the group members took to Facebook to share about their unfortunate experience in Trump's US.

The Facebook post was shared more than thousand times.

Though owners of the restaurant, Saint Marc, in Huntington Beach apologised the women for the incident and sacked the waiter, the shocking episode drew a huge backlash to management of restaurant.

Diana Carrillo, who was in the group said that the incident happened on 11 March and she rubbished reports claiming that the episode was fake one.

"I've never faced discrimination like this in the past. The four of us who went to the restaurant were all born in the United States," she said.

As soon as I sat down, the waiter approached the table and without welcoming us, asked me for my proof of residency. I just handed it over to him. I didn’t know what to say. I had no words. I felt paralysed literally for a few moments, just in a complete state of shock
Diana Carrillo

She said the waiter asked her friends as well for the same saying that he has to make sure whether they are the citizen of the country before he serves him.

Many on social media termed the incident as a result of Trump's travel ban and tightening of immigration rules.

"I think a lot of people think they have the power to discriminate against people more openly than before," Carrillo said.

I woke up this morning to a lot of comments stating this is fake news, that this didn’t happen. Unfortunately it did happen and it happened to me and three other people. We have to bring awareness to racism and address this
Diana Carrillo

According to a Washington Post report, the management contacted the women and invited them to restaurant to which they said no.

Kent Bearden, senior director of operations at Saint Marc, said that the waiter was fired following the incident and it was unfortunate.

"That individual did not treat a table of guests to the expectations that we set forth in that company policy, and that caused him to be terminated," he said.