“Refusing to pay more comes off as anti-social and people don’t want to be judged for that.” – Black Restaurant Owner
“Agreeing to take stranger’s money for a meal when you have the money to pay for your own meal is degrading, and people don’t want to be seen like that.” -Reasonable Human Being
Question- Does it matter at all if a white couple happens to make less than every other black customer in the restaurant? Probably not.
This guy is in the throes of a genius idea. We shouldn’t stop him with any thoughts and notions that might confuse him.
As part of a month-long “social experiment,” a pop-up restaurant in New Orleans is asking white customers to pay extra for their meal in the name of wealth redistribution.
According to Civil Eats, the pop-up called Saartj gives white customers – and only white customers – the option to pay “$12 for lunch or the suggested price of $30” while black customers are “charged $12 and also given the option to collect the $18 paid by a white patron as a way to redistribute wealth.”
…Wey then asks his white customers how much they will pay. The “white guilt” definitely pays off, with close to 78% of his white customers paying more than double the required price, according to Wey. This guilt, which Wey calls “positive social pressure,” is entirely intentional and designed to elicit payment.
“Refusing to pay more comes off as anti-social and people don’t want to be judged for that,” Wey said.
“After looking at the preliminary data collected from the survey, one of the most interesting results is that of 70 or so diners, 76 percent of the Black diners refused to take the $18 that they were offered,” reports Civil Eats.
Why would any self-respecting black person take the money? And why doesn’t this black restaurant owner think blacks are self-respecting?