Chelsea Mayes, a black woman living in Tennessee, and four of her friends went to grab a bite at the chain restaurant Cheddar's after church services on Sunday—only to discover later that their waitress had made racist comments about her and her friends on Snapchat. Mayes was angry, but she responded in pretty much the classiest way possible. Take a look:
Racism still lives.
Yesterday this photo of a Murfreesboro Cheddars employee started circulating on social media. Being as though I was lucky enough to be one of the "Niggers" she speaks of, I feel it’s only necessary to give my view!
After church a few fellow First Baptist Church of Murfreesboro TN college choir members and I decided to go to Cheddars as we do very often. After patiently waiting 30 minutes to be seated, we were placed in this lovely lady's section. The funny part about this was she was "friends" with one of us that sat at this table. She smiled laughed and joked with us all as we enjoyed our meals.
Being that we were pleased with the service on a busy day, we each GENEROUSLY tipped her and went on about our day. So imagine how extremely disheartening it was to see this circulating only hours later.
I said all of that to say this. You never truly know the person behind the smile. No matter how much love and joy you spread, there will always be someone with hate in their heart towards you, regardless if it’s in your face or when you leave. It’s up to you how you handle it.
I am personally extremely proud of myself. If this had of been Chelsea a couple years ago, Cheddars when have been flipped upside down. But now I just feel sorry for her.
This "nigger" is pretty nice.
This "nigger" actually enjoyed your company.
This "nigger" is praying for you.
This "nigger" loves you and there's nothing you can do about it!
The waitress was fired, but according to the Daily News Journal, Mayes invited her to join her Sunday school group.