Chicago Coffee House Removes Black Patrons

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Robust Coffee Lounge (Facebook).

A coffee shop in Chicago has been accused of racism after a group of Black children were kicked out of the cafe for allegedly stealing. Employees at Robust Coffee Lounge later called the police on one of the children’s mothers when she confronted the shop owner.

Activist Kofi Ademola caught part of the incident on video when police arrived on the scene. Ademola, who organizes against police brutality and racial injustice, recorded the mother involved, identified solely as Victoria, as she stood outside of Robust Coffee, Block Club Chicago reported.

Victoria said she gave her 13-year-old son money on May 30 to buy food and a drink at the Robust Coffee Lounge after school the following day. She knew she would be 15 minutes late to pick him up and did not want him waiting for her outside.

In the video, Victoria says her son and other Black…

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