More than 50 Black Entrepreneurs Sued McDonald’s because of Discrimination
OREANDA-NEWS. In the United States, more than 50 Afro-Americans, who previously were restaurant owners of the American fast food chain McDonald’s on a franchise basis, have filed a class action lawsuit against the company, accusing it of discrimination in choosing the location of the restaurants. This was reported on September 1 by the newspaper USA Today.
According to the owners of already bankrupt enterprises, McDonald’s insisted that they open restaurants in disadvantaged areas of towns and cities with high crime rates, while whites could work in more prestigious and quiet districts. As a result, blacks increased their security costs, and their incomes reduced due to the volatility in the places where they had to do business.
The plaintiffs also claim that McDonald’s has resorted to other forms of discrimination against black entrepreneurs, denying them financial support and limiting the ability to purchase restaurants in wealthy parts of American towns and cities.