28 Dec '17, 4pm

Washington DC restaurant accused of dress-code racism changes policy

The policy was being used to discriminate against people of colour, Callahan alleged in a widely shared story about the experience she wrote for the Root, where she is the deputy managing editor. In response, Ayyaz Rashid, managing partner of the Sandoval Restaurant Group, removed the sneaker policy on Tuesday and fired the bouncer who interacted with Gordon. Rashid said that celebrity chef Richard Sandoval, who was travelling, was made aware of the situation, and has “zero tolerance for anything discriminatory.” And this week, “We are making sure that in all our venues, we are doing extra training to discuss this issue, to make sure [staff] understand what is right, what is not right.”

Full article: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/el-centr...

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