Yesterday (22nd November), an employee of Morley’s Chicken in Brockley, London made fun of a seven-year-old boy with autism, who was trying to order food. The man mocked the way that the young boy spoke, poking fun at his slight stammer. His mother complained, only to be told by the manager that it was ‘none of [his] business’. She demanded her money back and as she was leaving, the employee called her a ‘stupid white woman’.
This is wrong on so many levels. The employee was rude, prejudice and racist! The manager did absolutely nothing about it. They should not be allowed to get away with this disgusting behaviour.
As someone with autism, I know only too well how difficult it can be to communicate. If this had happened to me, I would be deeply upset, as was this young boy and his mother. Many people take something as ‘simple’ as being able to communicate with others for granted.
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