Marcia Grant Wiki – Marcia Grant Biography
Marcia Grant of Baltimore took to Facebook to Monday to vent about her weekend incident at Ouzo Bay, a Mediterranean restaurant in the city. Alongside a video post of the encounter, Grant wrote that the employee would not let her 9-year-old son Dallas in because of his athletic gear.
“I pointed out to them that there was a white child that also had on athletic wear just getting up from dinning there, they still would not let my son eat there!” she wrote. “I have faced racism time and time again, but it’s hard AF, when you have to see your child (9yo) upset because he knows he’s being treated different that a white child!!!”
Marcia Grant Atlas Restaurant Ouzo Bay Video
The social media video, which has generated more than 100,000 views on Facebook, shows a restaurant employee telling Grant that her son’s outfit violates the restaurant’s policy on athletic shorts. The mother then proceeds to point out that a white child is wearing similar clothing.
Marcia Grant Son Dallas at Atlas Restaurant
“He’s 9 years old. It was so hard for him. He goes to a school that’s about 70% white,” she revealed to the Shade Room. “They always teach the kids they are the same. It was really hard for Dallas to see a kid that looked like one of his friends at school sit and eat there and he couldn’t.”
Atlas Restaurant Ouzo Bay Apology
Hours after the video circulated online, Atlas Restaurant Group, who owns Ouzo Bay, apologized on Twitter and condemned the incident.
The company said the manager in the video has since been placed on “indefinite leave,” according to the statement.
Atlas representatives stated that their dress codes are not meant to be discriminatory, but that the owners have since revised it to only include ages 13 and above.
Today, we learned of an incredibly disturbing incident that occurred at one of our restaurants in Baltimore, Ouzo Bay. We sincerely apologize to Marcia Grant, her son & everyone impacted by this painful incident. This situation does not represent who or what Atlas stands for. pic.twitter.com/jsofGRLVw1
— Atlas Restaurant Group (@AtlasBaltimore) June 23, 2020