No Blacks in a Restaurant.
Fortune Cookie says, "Get out."
There was a Chinese restaurant that had a “No Blacks” policy...Kenya. Huh? Keep in mind that the entire country only has 1% non-African population. By restricting your customer base, you're really screwing up your business.
The only way “blacks” were allowed into the restaurant was to be accompanied by Chinese, European or Indian folks. You heard that right...in Kenya. The place was shutdown and the owner arrested.
From PRI.org, ((The paper quoted restaurant manager Esther Zhao, saying that the “no Africans” policy was based on security concerns. “We don’t admit Africans that we don’t know because you never know who is Al-Shabaab and who isn’t,” she said in reference to the militant group that’s been active in Kenya and neighboring Somalia. ))
Now, the Chinese owners are saying it is because of the extremists and they are not sure who is a member. I don't buy that.
While I don't agree that the own should have been arrested, but there should be laws in place for this sort of thing to NOT happen given the history of countries in Africa. From Metro.co, ((Officials have today charged co-owner Zhao Yang with not having a licence, which is widely seen as a way of punishing him for the no Africans rule. ))
How does something like this happen given it IS an African country?
BTW, they named the Chinese Restaurant simply Chinese Restaurant. That's remarkable.