(Chicago, IL-AP) — The owners of a Chicago restaurant are responding to reports that an employee spit on President Trump’s son, Eric. Alinea Group, which owns the Aviary cocktail bar, confirmed the “unfortunate incident” in a statement. It said “no customer should ever be spit upon.”
The employee has been placed on leave while the company’s HR team investigates the incident. The company also spoke out against the online discussion of the incident, which has included people praising the spitter and others calling for the demise of the restaurant or threatening employees.
The company said it hopes that the incident can “serve to illuminate the current absurdity of the discourse in our politics.”
(Chicago, IL) — Outrage as video surfaces of four white male students wearing blackface and acting just flat-out ignorant at a fast food restaurant.
The students reportedly attend Homewood Flossmoor Community High School which ironically is about 70% black.
Although they claim they didn’t know the significance of ‘blackface’, the video proves otherwise.
NBC News reports, to protest the social media posts, roughly a thousand of students walked out Tuesday around 12 p.m. chanting “We want justice” and “No place for blackface,” according to the Chicago Sun Times.In a letter sent Sunday to parents and students, Homewood-Flossmoor High School said school officials had met with those involved in the “culturally insensitive” incident.
“The social media postings that were seen and heard were not representative of the high expectations we have for all students that attend our school,” the school said in the letter. “This type of behavior is contrary to our expectations, is being addressed quickly and appropriately and will not be tolerated.”
(Chicago, IL-AP) — The city of Chicago will be electing its first black female mayor today. It’s between Lori Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle in the historic runoff election.
Whoever wins will be only the second female mayor in the city’s history. Lightfoot would also be the first openly gay person in the position.