Liryca Neville Branch, daughter of Cyril Neville of the Neville Brothers, was given a check for her meal that said "N****r 100% Dislike" on it.
That's like how a robot would explain racism. (via Gaynielle Neville)
I don't know when checks and receipts became the go-to documents for hate speech, but I don't like it. Their purpose isn't to spread hate; it's to be instantly forgotten, crumpled and lost in an overstuffed file cabinet until they become a fire hazard. These days, it seems like every scrap of paper handed out by a business is its own tiny white supremacist manifesto. Don't believe me? Check out Exhibit A, Exhibit B, or just search "receipt" on our site.
Today's example is depressingly familiar, but with enough weird elements that it becomes bizarre again. Liryca Neville Branch was eating at Huck Finn's Cafe in the French Quarter of her native New Orleans when she noticed a strange line item on her receipt. In between the food items she had ordered were the words "N****R 100% Dislike." What is it with Huck Finn and the N-word?
Liryca Neville Branch in less angry times. (via Facebook)
The insult was written next to a $16 credit for a catfish platter that Branch sent back, apparently starting the feud with the waiter in the first place. The waiter, Dakota Crochet, edited the description of the platter to contain the racial slur. As you can see from the full receipt, that discount was taken off the $60 total. I don't know why he chose to put the insult in the one part of the check she was sure to look at, especially considering his name was also on it, but he did it anyway. Branch was outraged, and immediately went public. She told the NY Daily News: