Barber's chair and salon should be av...

Barber's chair and salon should be avoided if you are not white.

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Abraham

Fort Smith, AR

#1 Nov 17, 2011
This is the only racist experience I have ever been exposed to in my life. I walked into this shop an said hello. Of course the barbers looked at me like I was an alien but did not say a word. I went ahead and took a seat thinking that I would be called when it was my turn for a hair cut. I sat there for ten minutes when this white lady and her son walk in and said hello then sat down. One female barber said oh that's okay he can go ahead and sit here and I will take care of him. Now I had been sitting there for over ten minutes with no one speaking to me and when a white woman walked in her son was allowed to sit in the barbers chair. The white woman looked me dead in the eyes and had a puzzled look as though she knew something strange had occured. She never talked to the barber other than saying hello which leads me to believe she was a walk in without an appointment just like me. I just assume these idiots just don't cut peoples hair if the hair is not on a white persons head.

Now I was pretty pissed at the situation and just walked out instead of making a scene. Two days later I called and asked to talk to the owner to see if he or she was aware that the barbers were presumably racist. I started talking with the owner and said hi I would like to talk with you about a negative experience I had in your shop the other day. After I said day the phone went dead so I assumed I had lost my connection. I then called back and said hi I was just talking to you and I guess we got disconnected. The phone went click again. Hung up on twice. I couldn't believe it. This is the worst experience I have ever had. I was born in the US. I served the US military. I went and fought in this war on terrorism. My father fought in Vietnam, my grandfather fought in WWII. I have always believed that we are all equal. I speak English. I have a maters degree and most might be amazed at what my career choice is. It may even surprise you that you may need me to help you in some future experience. Hell I may have already helped your family. I just want to be respected as a human not just because my skin is brown.

I want anyone who has had any experience like mine at this barber shop please post on here and maybe the business will see that we are not going to roll over and take this.
Buckwheat

Clarksville, AR

#2 Nov 26, 2011
Abraham wrote:
This is the only racist experience I have ever been exposed to in my life. I walked into this shop an said hello. Of course the barbers looked at me like I was an alien but did not say a word. I went ahead and took a seat thinking that I would be called when it was my turn for a hair cut. I sat there for ten minutes when this white lady and her son walk in and said hello then sat down. One female barber said oh that's okay he can go ahead and sit here and I will take care of him. Now I had been sitting there for over ten minutes with no one speaking to me and when a white woman walked in her son was allowed to sit in the barbers chair. The white woman looked me dead in the eyes and had a puzzled look as though she knew something strange had occured. She never talked to the barber other than saying hello which leads me to believe she was a walk in without an appointment just like me. I just assume these idiots just don't cut peoples hair if the hair is not on a white persons head.
Now I was pretty pissed at the situation and just walked out instead of making a scene. Two days later I called and asked to talk to the owner to see if he or she was aware that the barbers were presumably racist. I started talking with the owner and said hi I would like to talk with you about a negative experience I had in your shop the other day. After I said day the phone went dead so I assumed I had lost my connection. I then called back and said hi I was just talking to you and I guess we got disconnected. The phone went click again. Hung up on twice. I couldn't believe it. This is the worst experience I have ever had. I was born in the US. I served the US military. I went and fought in this war on terrorism. My father fought in Vietnam, my grandfather fought in WWII. I have always believed that we are all equal. I speak English. I have a maters degree and most might be amazed at what my career choice is. It may even surprise you that you may need me to help you in some future experience. Hell I may have already helped your family. I just want to be respected as a human not just because my skin is brown.
I want anyone who has had any experience like mine at this barber shop please post on here and maybe the business will see that we are not going to roll over and take this.
Which barber shop are you talking about?
Righty

Russellville, AR

#3 Nov 26, 2011
The white one

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