New Orleans Pop-Up Restaurant Asks Whites To Pay More

A New Orleans pop-up restaurant is running a social experiment that asks white customers to pay extra for their meal. Why? Wealth redistribution, of course.

The restaurant is called Saartj. White customers are given the ability to “pay $12 for lunch or the suggested price of $30.” Black customers are charged only $12, but they are given the ability to collect the $18 that a white person paid in order to redistribute wealth.

Tunde Wey, the restaurant creator, claims this is a project that aims to educate patrons on the wage gap in this nation.

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Per Civil Eats:

“Give me 15 minutes and I’ll change your life.”

This was the caption on Tunde Wey’s Instagram post announcing a pop-up for the month of February in the Roux Carré outdoor food court in New Orleans.

The pop-up, which ends on March 4, is called Saartj, and on the surface it looks like any other shop in the food hall: the menu is Nigerian and the dishes vegetarian, an ode to the chef’s upbringing. The atmosphere is that of a quick-service lunch counter where guests grab lunch quickly and return to their office or find a spot in the food hall to sit and eat.

After the guests order from a menu that includes dishes like fermented cassava dumpling and fried plantains with palm oil-blanched peppers, the experience starts to differ from the other stalls in the food court. After they order, Wey tells each diner about the nation’s racial wealth gap, pointing to stark facts, such as higher education increases a Black family’s median income by $60,000, where as it increases a white family’s median income by $113,000.

So is this social experiment working? Nope. Most of the black diners refuse to take money from those who were driven by guilt to pay for it.

“After looking at the preliminary data collected from the survey, one of the most interesting results is that of 70 or so diners, 76 percent of the Black diners refused to take the $18 that they were offered,” Civil Eats reported.

And that was your daily dosage of insanity from the far left.

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