THE DIRTY ARMY: Nik, I traveled to Jackson, MS to visit some friends and encountered racism at the local Cracker Barrel. My friends and I sat down in LeShundra‘s section. Shortly after, an African-American family sat down next to us. LeShundra proceeded to go over and take their drink order. She came back with their drinks and took their food order. Finally, after waiting for about 15 minutes, we called over another waitress hoping she would take our order. Instead, she told us she would send LeShundra over to us.
We waited another 5 minutes and LeShundra shows up to our table. She had to refill the drinks and the coffee for the family next to us. Nice, huh? We could tell we were being ignored. She puts down the coffee pot in front of my friend’s 2 year old son. I immediately grabbed it and moved it to the other side of the table. She takes our drink order and the food order and walks away. We wait another 20 minutes and nothing. No drinks, no food. LeShundra walks by us many times and says nothing. Finally, LeShundra brings food out for the family next to us. We still didn’t have drinks!
We were discriminated against because we are white. At that point, we decided to walk out. Needless to say, if you’re white and traveling through Jackson, MS, don’t eat the local Cracker Barrel!!
How about don’t eat at Cracker Barrel period? Their food is terrible regardless of your skin color.- nik