White North Carolina woman, Nancy Goodman not sorry for Raleigh restaurant altercation after using racial slur language against black woman, Chanda Stewart and other diners.
A white North Carolina woman has become embroiled in scandal after video saw her using the N-word while confronting a group of black women at a restaurant — only for the unapologetic woman saying she would use the racial slur again upon being called out.
Footage posted on Facebook (see below) by Chanda Stewart, who is black, shows a woman identified as Nancy Goodman speaking to an employee at Bonefish Grill in Raleigh, complaining that the three nearby women were being disruptive and too loud.
‘So am I shocked because this person had the audacity right here to come to our table and tell us that we are the rudest people that she has ever met,’ Stewart says, alluding to the smiling white woman. ‘Look at her … We’re paying for our food just like everybody else and she told us that we are the rudest people ever.’
Nancy Goodman: ‘I am excused from being racist cause I also have black friends fallacy.’
Video captures Goodman taking out her phone and confronting the three ‘black’ women, telling them that she has ‘really good’ friends who are black.
‘And I love them,’ Goodman explains.
‘We never said anything about color,’ Stewart retorts.
Goodman then tells the group she thought they were being ‘too loud,‘ prompting another woman at Stewart’s table to say that their money was ‘just as green’ as hers.
‘Oh, you’re so stupid, n—-r,’ Goodman responds before walking away from the women’s table, video shows.
Chanda Stewart: ‘Although racism is very real it still seems to catch you off guard’.
Goodman later told WRAL that she wasn’t sorry for using the slur, saying she would ‘say it again’ to the group of women.
‘I’m not going to say I’m sorry to them because they kept pushing at it,’ Goodman insisted. ‘I would say it again to them. They are the rudest individuals I have ever seen.’
Goodman, who insisted she wasn’t racist, apologized to her family, friends and other customers at the restaurant in a since-deleted post on her Facebook page, saying she had ‘extreme anxiety’ but admitted that did not excuse her behavior.
‘I am ashamed of my actions,’ she wrote in the post.
A spokeswoman for the restaurant’s parent company said that the incident was being reviewed so such confrontations can be de-escalated in the future.
‘We do not tolerate hate speech or disrespect in our restaurants,’ a spokeswoman for Bloomin’ Brands told WRAL.
Reflected Chanda since her post going viral, ‘I don’t care what color I am. Give me the respect of being a human being, just like everyone else deserves.’
Welcome to a brave divided America. Tolerating and dishing out racism and exploitation and denigration since the cradle of time- anxiety or not.