Valet Worker Fired For Racist Slur On Key Chain Tag Of Interracial Couple
An interracial couple in Georgia is outraged after a racist incident in which “jungle fever” was written on their key ring tag by a valet worker. Sam and Candea Aarons had just finished celebrating New Year’s at a restaurant called Spondivits, located in the town of East Point ,when they went to pick up the car from the restaurant and noticed the racist phrase. Candea is African-American and Sam is white. He had also just returned from serving overseas in Kuwait.
“We have never been so blatantly described in such a blatantly appalling manner ever,” said Candea. “We had no idea that the valet was looking at us or thinking of us in such a manner. [I was] unaware racism is alive and well.”
APS Valet, which operates the valet service is the restaurant, said the valet in question was no longer working at the restaurant. They declined to give his name, but said he was African-American. “APS does not tolerate racism of any kind whatsoever,” the company said in a statement. Similar sentiments were echoed by Glenn Gane, the restaurant chef at Spondivits, who personally apologized to the couple. However, restaurant workers declined to speak to reporters on camera.
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