Racist graf­fiti up­sets staff at Chi­nese restau­rant

Slurs ev­i­dence of racism against var­i­ous eth­nic groups in prov­ince, says worker

Saskatoon StarPhoenix - - FRONT PAGE -

Nina Fu says she was “shocked” when she saw the green and black words scrawled crudely across the walls of the Chi­nese restau­rant where she works.

One tag said “Chink.” Be­side it was “Ling-Ling.” The words “Ching Chong” ap­peared on an­other wall.

“We were kind of shocked when we looked at the words,” said Fu, who works at Taste of Ex­cel­lence on the cor­ner of Broad­way Av­enue and First Street East.

“We don’t do any­thing wrong. We just do our job ... I don’t know why they write those things down on the wall. It’s not good.”

Fu said the graf­fiti, which ap­peared on the restau­rant over the week­end, is ev­i­dence of the racism that ex­ists in Saskatchewan against mul­ti­ple eth­nic groups.

Restau­rant staff have not filed a po­lice re­port.

Fu said they don’t know how po­lice would be able to fig­ure out who the cul­prits are.

She said many peo­ple who have vis­ited the restau­rant this week have com­mented on the graf­fiti and of­fered con­do­lences. Some have even of­fered to help clean it off the wall.

Fu said that restau­rant staff plan to scrub the slurs away later this week.

LIAM RICHARDS

The Taste of Ex­cel­lence restau­rant on the cor­ner of Broad­way Ave and 1st Street East was tagged with racist graf­fiti over the week­end.

MICHELLE BERG

Nina Fu was shocked to see some­one had sprayed racist slurs on the walls of the Taste of Ex­cel­lence restau­rant where she works.

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