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Korean Couple Sues a Queens Hooters for Racist Receipt

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A Hooters in Queens is being sued for racial discrimination after employees identified two Korean immigrants as simply "Chinx" on their receipt. According to the New York Times' City Room, the couple was in the Hooters ordering wings and buffalo shrimp to go, alleging in the suit that two employees stood at the computer giggling and "gawking at them." When they got their receipt they noticed the racial slur where the customer's name should be.

The lawsuit, filed against Hooters of America and the owners of the Fresh Meadows location, seeks unspecified damages for violations of "federal, state and common law rights." More proof that racist receipts are never a good idea.
· A Hooters in Queens Is Sued for Racial Discrimination [NYT]
· All Coverage of Hooters [~ENY~]
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