NBA Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins Denied Entry to Atlanta Restaurant, Says It's Because of His Skin Color
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NBA Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins Denied Entry to Atlanta Restaurant, Says It’s Because of His Skin Color

Dominique Wilkins
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Racism hits Black people at all levels, whether rich, poor, or anywhere in between and at times some can forget this. Former National Basketball Association player and Atlanta Hawks legend Dominique Wilkins was reminded of this fact over the weekend when he was allegedly denied entry into a restaurant due to the color of his skin.

The Hall of Famer (Class of 2006) took to Twitter to voice his displeasure with a restaurant that turned him away after giving him two different excuses that denied him entry.

The restaurant, after being pointed out in the media, released a statement via Instagram:

“We want to apologize to Mr. Wilkins for his experience at our restaurant and also for any confusion our dress code may have caused. We in no way intended for him to feel unwanted, and welcome an open dialogue with him. Our upscale dining experience and our brand’s culture is made up of multiple elements, which include our music, our food and our patrons’ attire. We continue to strive to manifest our dining experience in a way that is exciting and most importantly, inclusive.”

 


According to some Twitter users, this behavior is a regular thing for the restaurant.


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