An LSU freshman went to a bar called Reggie’s with her friends, but when she noticed the stamp the club had put on the back of her hand, she became upset.
Taylor Ward was agitated when she noticed that the “Reggin” stamp on her hand was a racial slur when she looked at it with her hand facing away from her instead of toward her.
“The bar stamped our hands at the door, and shortly after I noticed that the stamp spelled nigger backwards. I immediately showed my friends,” she told CLUTCH. “We decided to bring it to the manager’s attention. However all he had to say was, ‘It’s a stamp,’ so we left.”
Although the stamp itself was shocking, Ward said that she was more put out by the manager’s reaction to the incident.
“I was really shocked. What upset me the most is that it was blatantly disrespectful and it was obvious that the design of the stamp was intentional,” she explained.
There were other people in the crowd besides Ward who had the word stamped on their hands, so Ward does not believe she was singled out. However, she did feel that the whole experience was frustrating.
“I just don’t understand why we’re still having to deal [with] racist incidents like this in 2015,” she tweeted after leaving the club.