The owner of Saartj, a food stall in New Orleans, decided to charge white people two-and-a-half times the amount he charged minorities.
Tunde Way explained to NPR that the price difference accurately reflected the income disparity between African-Americans and whites in the city.
Moreover, when people come up to his stall, Way engages them in conversation and explains why the requested price is $12 for minorities and $30 for those who identify as white.
The price for white people isn’t compulsory. Way explains that if they choose to pay it, he will redistribute the difference among the minorities who come to his stall.
“Some of them are enthusiastic, some of them are bamboozled a bit by it. But the majority of white folks, nearly 80 percent, decided to pay,” he told NPR.
Time to start overcharging blacks and other minorities or denying them service altogether. Or maybe it’s time for a good old fashioned physical protest and a lawsuit against this racist business.