African American male says he was refused assistance at Subway eatery
“She said, ‘I don’t help your kind,’” Kevin Wheeler recalled of his experience at a Subway restaurant.
On Friday (July 10), Kevin Wheeler shared a video to Facebook, saying that he was refused assistance at a Subway eatery since he is Black.
As per Wheeler, he was dealt with ineffectively while remaining in line for a sandwich in the Mendon area. “People want change. If we stop because it’s not trendy then we’re not doing anything to make the change.”
Notwithstanding that, the white representative serviced the accompanying visitor, who remained behind Wheeler, at that point continued to take a telephone request. “It was intense for me to take in,” he said. “My kind I’m only a human.”
The following day, Wheeler joined a few activists outside of the eatery, which was shut down at that point. “It’s not just happening elsewhere. It’s happening here in the small town of Mendon,” he said. “People want change. If we stop because it’s not trendy then we’re not doing anything to make the change.”
In a subsequent video shared to Facebook, Wheeler clarified that he talked with the proprietor of that Subway area on a few events, including an in-person meeting that took place on Saturday (July 11). He said that the issue is being handled.
“He is taking care of this, I don’t want anybody to think that he is not, I don’t want anything to think that he is sweeping it underneath the rug. He is taking care of it. He assured me that this is not who he is. And I have a strong belief that he isn’t,” Wheeler said in the video regarding his conversation with the owner.
He proceeded, “What I don’t want people to do is that I don’t want people to threaten or call him. Guys, this isn’t the way, this isn’t the way to do it. You know we need to let him take care of his employee and let him take care of what’s going on. You know, let’s keep this peaceful guys.”
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