(WASHINGTON, D.C., 12/30/19) – The Kentucky chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Kentucky), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned an alleged racist rant by a Lexington, Ky., Pizza Hut delivery driver.
A first-time online customer said she unknowingly left a 9-cent tip on her order, reportedly prompting the driver to post a racial slur and other offensive material, including the N-Word and a reference to hanging.
SEE: Kentucky Pizza Hut responds to allegation of racism
In a statement, CAIR-Kentucky Chair Waheedah Muhammad said:
“We condemn the racist language reportedly used by the Pizza Hut employee as painful reminders of the worst of America’s history and current toxic political environment. Pizza Hut’s response of firing the employee was helpful but falls short of any reassurance to the African-American community that they are respected consumers.
“Pizza Hut should take this opportunity to apologize to the customers involved and to all African-American and minority clientele. We ask Pizza Hut to take responsibility for training all employees -- food prep and drivers -- to respect and serve all customers equally.”
CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.
La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.
CONTACT: CAIR-Kentucky Chair Waheedah Muhammad, 859-545-0651, firstname.lastname@example.org; CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw, 202-999-8292, email@example.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, firstname.lastname@example.org