(Star-Telegram) A nightclub manager didn’t want African American women as waitresses or dancers at a Houston club and they were forced to quit because of racism, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission contends in a lawsuit.
In fact, the club was more interested in Hispanics. In its print advertisements, Michael’s International Club markets itself as “Houston’s Premier Latin Club,” featuring “Chicas Locas.” (That’s Spanish for Crazy Girls or maybe crazy chickens. Our Spanish is a little rusty.)
The EEOC claims the company official violated federal law when he discriminated against black waitresses.
Cue the Tarantino dialogue: The company official directly called at least one of the black waitresses “a n—-, and told her “We don’t need any more n—–s in this club, we have enough,” the EEOC claims.
According to the EEOC’s suit, beginning at least in September 2007, the management of Michael’s International Club prevented African-American waitresses from working their scheduled shifts when the company official visited the club from corporate headquarters near Dallas.