Dallas Grant, the 9-year-old Black boy who was turned away from Ouzo Bay restaurant earlier this summer, held a children’s march outside the establishment over the weekend.
A video went viral back in June showing Grant and his mother, Marcia, being turned away by a restaurant staffer at the Baltimore eatery for wearing basketball shorts, sneakers and a t-shirt. That staffer claimed Grant was in violation of a dress code. However, Marcia pointed out that a white child was dressed in a similar fashion and was allowed to dine at the restaurant.
According to TMZ, about 70 people showed up in solidarity to march with Dallas. This comes on the heels of a pending lawsuit against Atlas Restaurant Group, the company that owns Ouzo Bay. Marcia claims the incident left Dallas traumatized.
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Atlas apologized for the initial encounter, firing staffers they said exercised poor judgement, but denied any discrimination.
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