But you might have already known this. What hardly any of us could have known, though, was the deep and pervasive openly racist management culture at McFadden’s — or so it is a alleged by a new lawsuit brought upon the bar. And even if McFadden’s bartender Michael L. Bolden, who brought suit after he called bullshit on some of the bar’s policies and his shifts were cut, isn’t successful in altering the bar’s policies or compensating those who’ve been harmed by them, he will make an object lesson out of McFadden’s general manager Walt Wyrsta. And what is that object lesson? It’s this: Grown men of any race should not text in the style of teenage girls — especially when throwing racist temper tantrums. Some of the texts, alleged to be sent by Wyrsta to other McFadden’s staff over the last year, include the following gems:
“I can’t not allow people in the bar bcuz they’re black.”
“We don’t want black people we are a white bar!”
Meanwhile, the bar has one of those laughably racist dress codes, has only five out 75 employees who are black, including a “man and woman who work in the bathroom handing out towels,” and an environment where employees start to freak out if the crowd turns up one night “darker than normal.” It may be difficult for a court to catch McFadden’s red-handed, doing bald-faced racist shit, but on the count of the bar being by and for a bunch of cheesy assholes, well, the evidence is everywhere.