Legendary Musician’s Daughter Handed Restaurant Tab with Shocking Racial Slur on It

The daughter of one of The Neville Brothers, a legendary funk/soul band of family members, recently encountered a situation that she says, reminds her that “racism is alive and well.”

huck-finn-cafeWhile dining at Huck Finn’s Café in New Orleans, the restaurant general manager’s son handed Liryca Neville Branch a receipt with the phrase “N—– 100% dislike.”

“This is unacceptable. I couldn’t sleep last night. It’s 2015. You would think that we wouldn’t have to deal with this stuff right now,” Branch revealed to the NY Daily News.

After her mother, Gaynielle Neville, placed an image of the tab up on her Facebook wall with the caption, “This receipt was given to my daughter. We need an advocate and a lawyer ASAP,” it went viral instantly. That’s when the establishment was obliged to respond to the incident.

Aside from Huck Finn’s firing the employee, they also issued this statement on its website:

Today, Huck Finn’s Café recognizes that the action taken by an employee Thursday afternoon has caused a great deal of outrage and heartache among many in our community and on social media. We acknowledge that the anger and disappointment being expressed is legitimate and has serious merit. We want everyone to know that we agree. The employee’s behavior was offensive and completely unacceptable.

Ownership stands by the decision of the restaurant’s general manager to immediately and unilaterally fire the employee for his deplorable behavior. It was the right decision and his termination is consistent with company policy. Moreover, Huck Finn’s Café is committed to reviewing all of our systems to further prevent anything of this nature from ever happening again.

Finally, we sincerely hope that the ignorant action of one employee is not considered a reflection of the entire staff at Huck Finn’s Café. His behavior and language simply do not fit our belief system. All of our customers should be treated with love, dignity and respect, and we will not tolerate anything less. We humbly apologize to our customers and our community for this deeply regrettable incident. We share your heartache and outrage and would welcome an opportunity to deliver a personal apology to the individuals involved in the incident.

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