You’re supposed to feel bad for the African migrant, Josie Ajak, pictured above. But if you do, why don’t you consider that anyone has a natural right to refuse to be served by anyone else.
This story is written as the white woman customer in this story is the worst person in the world. This isn’t news. It’s egalitarian propaganda.
The year is 2016 and yet people are still being treated differently (horrifically) because of the colour of their skin.
Josie Ajak works in a coffee shop in Cairns, in the far north of Queensland in Australia.
She moved with her parents from South Sudan aged eight, so has spent most of her life in the country she now calls home.
Earlier this month, a woman visited a coffee shop called Gloria Jeans in central Cairns.
The unnamed woman refused to be served by Josie because of the colour of her skin.
Josie said the woman told her: “Get me a white lady.”
The barista told the customer “that’s fine” and moved aside, before telling staff about the racism and that the woman shouldn’t be served.
While Josie carried on serving other customers with a smile, the ‘whites only’ customer glared at her.
“When we first came to Australia, in primary school and a bit in high school as well, I got the ‘Why are you here? Go back to where you came from’ line,” Josie told ABC in Australia .
“But that was all left behind, I haven’t heard any of those kind of remarks for a while, and then this happened just a couple of days ago.”
A customer told #Cairns barista Josie Ajak ‘I refuse to be served by a black person’.
One of Josie’s friends decided to bring attention to the situation on Facebook .
Jade Arevalo wrote: “Josie is one of the most kind and friendly people you could meet but irrespective of her character, she did not deserve to be excluded like this.
“What makes it worse is that this nasty lady who asked for another staff member travels in a wheelchair and could quite possibly understand a life made difficult by others assuming less of her.”
Jade also launched a campaign to urge others to come in and buy coffee from Josie – and to order white hot chocolate for some amusing irony.
She also thanked a woman called Stacey Sellars who “stood up to the woman on Josie’s behalf.
“Your bravery is dearly appreciated,” wrote Jade.
Since the incident, which sparked an influx of support, Josie also posted her own message to Facebook.
“I have been inundated with so many beautiful messages from both friends and complete strangers that have left me feeling so blessed to be who I am,” Josie wrote.
“I never in a million years thought that the response would be so great and encourage you all to continue to spread this message.
“Regardless of which colour, gender, age, size, and shape you are, we are all deserving of love and should be treated accordingly.”
Josie and her pals are all butthurt. Boo hoo. Who cares? In the Sudan she’d be raped and murdered by her own people. The more of her people admitted to Australia, the more likely that someone is going to be raped and murdered by one of her tribe.
The West may be taking in these “refugees” but no one can be forced to like them. The lady who wanted a white server had a perfect right to one.