Cafe owner takes a stand against racism

By Drum Digital
11 July 2013

Martha-Renee Kolleh, a Caribbean café owner,  in England took a stand against racism when she posted a sign outside her cafe warning potential customers that she is black.

In an all-caps sign it said: "Attention! Everyone be aware I am a black woman, and always will be[.] If you are allergic to black people, don't come in."

Kolleh says she noticed a difference in sales when her white employee was manning the counter compared to when she was working, customers regularly walk in "take a look at me and walk out."

Watch her interview with BBC here:

Image: BBC Video screen grab

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