WEST JORDAN, Utah – They say black people are lazy and don’t want to work. They allege that black people would much rather mooch off the government than earn an honest dollar. Blacks are statistically denied employment whether it is based on color or a lack of skill set. In either case, the service industry and especially fast food, blacks have managed to still find employment. Popeye’s is one such restaurant that proportionately hires people of color. A Popeye’s restaurant in Utah is reportedly looking to hire blacks exclusively. That is according to recent reports that the dining establishment posted a help wanted sign of sorts out front.
According to KUTV, “Dion Richardson was on her way to Wal-Mart around 8 a.m. when she saw the fast food restaurant’s sign with the phrase “NOW HIRING N*****”. Stayson Lifton, boyfriend to the daughter of Richardson, said she walked into Popeyes and spoke with the manager to take down the lettering.”
Lifton, Richardson’s daughter’s boyfriend, wrote in his Facebook post, “So….. I haven’t been in Utah a month yet and this is what I see. I usually laugh these kinda things off but it’s honestly not cool. No Photoshop here folks, this was up before they put it down.”
Media Relations for the restaurant released a statement condemning the act.
“We have a zero tolerance policy for racism or bigotry of any kind. This was a highly-offensive prank that took place overnight by an individual not associated with the restaurant. The Franchisee that owns and operates this location has confirmed that the offensive message was immediately removed and intends to take the appropriate measures to ensure this never happens again.”
It is not far-fetched to believe that another black person is behind the sign. A black air force cadet confessed to faking being harassed. An MSU student confessed to vandalizing his own car to claim “racism”. Last year a black woman confessed to faking a letter of racial oppression. Just as there are actual legitimate cases of white-on-black bullying, there are just as many seeking to exploit the racial divide that continues to expand in America.
Don’t bother boycotting Popeye’s. It is not their fault… especially when it’s one of the #BlackLivesMatter opportunists looking for their 15 minutes of fame.