White Professor’s Racist Rant Slammed by Harlem Diner Owners

After educator's major beef with his own race hit social media, business owners wasted no time sharing what diversity means to them

The owners of the Harlem Shake diner in New York City are making something crystal clear: They want nothing to do with racism of any kind in their establishment.

This comes after a Rutgers University professor had a meltdown and posted an expletive-laden Facebook rant against white kids who dared to eat at the diner in his presence.

Racism of any kind isn’t acceptable, of course — but this happened to be a white professor ranting about white kids.

The awful rant by James Livingston, who teaches history (of all things), was captured by The Daily Caller and illustrates the anti-Caucasian bias that alas is becoming increasingly common on America’s college campuses.

“OK, officially, I now hate white people,” Livingston said in his vicious comments. “I am a white people [sic], for God’s sake, but can we keep them — us — us out of my neighborhood? I just went to Harlem Shake on 124 and Lenox for a classic burger to go, that would [be] my dinner, and the place is overrun with little Caucasian a**holes who know their parents will approve of anything they do.”

The professor continued showing off his world-class education and command of the English language with more foul-mouthed invective — which included the use of the F-word. Lovely.

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Harlem Shake owners Jelena Pasic and Dardra Coaxum on Tuesday upheld the character of their business — and condemned Livingston through an Instagram post for his rant, adding that he can get his burgers “somewhere else.”

“For five years and counting, we built our business on a prerogative [of] cherishing diversity within our ownership, staff and customers in our beloved Harlem community. We refuse to be sucked into your racist rants,” Pasic and Coaxum told The Blaze, in part.

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“We ask that our name is removed from your rant because we do not want to have anything to do with you,” the Harlem Shake owners added.

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“And yeah, we ask that you get your burgers somewhere else. We do not tolerate ‘racism’ either. We thrive on equality and fairness and have full intentions to keep it that way!”

Kyle Becker is a content writer and producer with LifeZette. Follow him on Twitter

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