Amid Social Justice Protests, Another Wave of Reckonings Hits the Restaurant Industry

By: | July 14, 2020

In several cities, chefs are using social media to share worker stories of racism, sexism, and toxic workplaces

The Black Lives Matter movement has prompted all industries to take a hard look at their hiring practices, and the dynamics at play in their work environments. Since the protests against police brutality began at the end of May, leaders in media, tech, and other spaces have stepped down or been pushed out amid public revelations of recent or past racism and discriminatory practices. And perhaps not surprisingly for an industry known for racism, sexism, and homophobia, many of these public conversations are focusing on restaurants. In some cases, individual chefs have emerged as arbiters, using their personal social media platforms to ensure accusations are seen and heard. Read full article from Eater here