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A restaurant in America has been accused of racism after a black woman filmed white people eating inside – despite the fact that it was locked and staff wouldn’t let her in.

Jacinda Mitchell claims that she was denied entry into a Waffle House in Pinson, Alabama, because she is black.

Mitchell took a clip of the establishment, showing that it was clearly locked, but people were inside eating and staff appeared to be cooking food.

A short while later a customer walks up to the door and says something inaudible to her.

She uploaded it onto her Facebook with the following post:

Waffle house in Pinson looked [sic] the doors and didn’t want to serve us and allowed their customer to threaten me. Then called the police…what do you call this. I initially record just to show corporate about the doors being locked. I don’t need a lawsuit…just needs to be brought to the public attention.

A Waffle House spokesperson told ALin a statement:

We have launched an investigation to gather all of the facts.

The employee involved should not have locked the front door at all and should have certainly opened the door for the customer when she arrived.

Mitchell claims that the incident occurred before the fatal shooting in a Tennessee Waffle House and the arrest of Chikesia Clemons, who was wrestled to the ground by Alabama police officers at another Waffle House, sparking a protest.

indy100 has contracted Waffle House for further comment.

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