Gwinnett County

Family upset after employee uses racial slur on their receipt at kid-friendly business

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — A Gwinnett County family says an employee at a business that caters to mostly children used a racial slur on their receipt.

Channel 2′s Tyisha Fernandes talked to Stefan Black, who brought about 10 of his relatives to an Urban Air Adventure Park in Lawrenceville to celebrate his niece’s birthday.

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Black said that when the group ordered food, a young Black man took their order and took their name to put on the receipt.

“My last name is Black. Everybody calls me Black. So I tell him, you know, ‘Black,’” Black said. “I took at my receipt to see what time I ordered, and in plain sight, the n-word.”


Black said he and his family were shocked and they went straight to the manager.

“The first thing they offered was to give us passes to come back and free fries,” Black said. “Wasn’t good.”

The owners, who are also Black, said the man who typed the slur is no longer employed. But Black said that he feels that the fact that the owner is Black is what made the employee think he could get away with using a slur.

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Owner Gregory White sent Channel 2 Action News a statement, saying:

“The owner apologizes for the inappropriate comment typed on the receipt. That employee no longer works at Urban Air.”

White said the company has zero tolerance for that kind of behavior.

Black said the owner would not give him the physical receipt back and told the family to get a lawyer.

Black said they plan to do just that.