Atlas Restaurant Group apologized and fired some employees after a Black mother and son were turned away from a Baltimore restaurant because of the latter’s attire.
Marcia Grant and her 9-year-old son were not allowed to eat at Ouzo Bay on Monday because the boy was wearing basketball shorts.
The manager told Grant athletic wear was not allowed in the restaurant and suggested she take her son home to change.
“But that white boy there with his tennis shoes on and his athletic shirt,” Grant said before she panned the camera to show the white child.
Atlas Restaurant Groups apologized for the incident and announced the manager was placed on leave in a statement on Monday night.