MLK daughter Bernice King urges Waffle House boycott after video of Black man choked by cop surfaces
See the disturbing video of a NC police officer choking an unarmed Black man.
Bernice King is urging the public to boycott Waffle House after a disturbing video of a black man being choked and body slammed at the restaurant surfaced on Facebook.
The daughter of civil rights leader, Martin Luther King Jr. and CEO of The King Center posted the story about a North Carolina police officer choking and slamming Anthony Wall, a 22-year-old, unarmed black man at the restaurant on May 5 and suggested the public should stop patronizing the chain that has been the scene of several racist incidents in recent weeks.
“Family, let’s stay out of Waffle House until the corporate office legitimately and seriously commits to 1. discussion on racism, 2. employee training and 3. other plans to change; and until they start to implement changes,” Bernice King posted.
Family, let’s stay out of @WaffleHouse until the corporate office legitimately and seriously commits to 1) discussion on racism, 2) employee training, and 3) other plans to change; and until they start to implement changes. https://t.co/NJWFOBKN7i
— Be A King (@BerniceKing) May 10, 2018
Wall was reportedly at the restaurant after takings 16-year-old sister to her prom in Warsaw, North Carolina last weekend.
Wall shared a video of himself being choked and body slammed by the police officer on his Facebook page.
King also shared another recent instance of racism at a Waffle House in Alabama, where one of the restaurant’s employees called the police on Chikesia Clemons as a response to her requesting the phone number of their corporate office.
“Ms. Clemons was violated by police,” King posted. “Her breasts were exposed. It barely garnered national attention. Do #BlackLivesMatter? Do #BlackWomenMatter?”
Reverend Jesse Jackson also shared the story on his Facebook page along with a comment, “Not again.”