Never Give Up Your Seat for a N****r' – White Louisiana Judge Banned From Restaurant After Making Racist Statement
While dining in Sammy’s Grill in Baton Rouge Louisiana one patron overheard a judge spew racist comments about a woman. When Judge Mike Erwin saw man sharing his seat with a Black woman in the crowded restaurant, he allegedly said, “You should have made her get her fat n****r ass up.”
On February 3, Baton Rouge resident Kaneitra Johnson witnessed the ordeal and made a public Facebook post over the weekend that recounted the story.
“I’m halfway on the seat and the Lyft driver is on the other half of the seat,” Johnson said. “Then he asked for his jacket. All of a sudden I hear this older man behind me tell the Lyft driver, ‘You never give up your seat for a n*gger.’”
Johnson said the man continued, “You should have made her get her fat n*gger a** up.”
Eventually the police were called and questioned the older man who made the comments. Johnson later learned the racist man was Judge Mike Erwin of Louisiana’s 19th Judicial District Court
According to Johnson’s post, no action by police or Sammy’s was taken against Erwin.
However, when Sammy’s grill manager Andy McKay, who was absent that evening, was made aware of the situation, he took matters into his own hand.
“I wasn’t there that night, so I can’t comment on the details, but I know police were called,” McKay told The Root. “Ican also tell you that the owner, Sammy Nagem, has made it clear that Judge Erwin is no longer welcome here.
“We will refuse his business,” McKay added.
While working for the 19th Judicial District Court, Erwin has frequently been in control of the outcomes for many Black men and women. For him to use such vile language about Black people means his abilities as a judge should be questioned.