Liryca Neville Branch, daughter of Cyril Neville of the iconic Neville Brothers, was shocked and horrified to receive a receipt that contained the words “N*GGER, 100% Dislike” at a New Orleans restaurant last week.

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When the 33-year-old asked to speak to a manager, she was told it was a joke the employees play on their black employees who work in the kitchen.

“This is unacceptable. I couldn’t sleep last night,” Branch told NY Daily News. “It’s 2015. You would think that we wouldn’t have to deal with this stuff right now. It just shows that racism is alive and well.”

“This is not right,” added her mother Gaynielle Neville. “It’s really crazy to witness that. That’s your job. You’re supposed to conduct yourself in a responsible manner. You’re supposed to treat people as human beings.”

The restaurant, Huck Finn’s cafe in the French Quarter, apologized, claiming they were “shocked and appalled” at the disgusting situation and have since fired the worker.

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Gaynielle posted a photo of the receipt to her Facebook page on Thursday to spread awareness around her daughter’s incident. The original post has since been shared thousands of times and the story has been picked up by countless media outlets. Liryca hopes speaking out about her experience will encourage others to do the same.


This receipt was given to my daughter. We need an advocate and a lawyer ASAP.

Posted by Gaynielle H. Neville on Thursday, May 21, 2015

[Via NY Daily News]