Mexico City’s Council for the Prevention and Elimination of Discrimination (Copred) reported Monday that it will open an investigation to determine whether or not the act was committed. act of racism in a chain restaurant Sonoran Grill located on Masaryk Avenue, in the Polanco neighborhood.
The agency informed this evening in a statement that it decided to open the complaint file as a result of complaints spread on social networks about possible discriminatory actions at the agency.
️ On the complaint of acts of racism by a restaurant in the office of mayor Miguel Hidalgo, this Council reports: pic.twitter.com/BsfIibsXMb
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Over the weekend, allegations spread that staff from Sonora Grill Prime Masaryk it is said that he received orders to separate visitors and place them in different places, according to the color of their skin.
According to this version, white people are placed in one area and dark people in another, so that they do not “affect the image” of the business.
The case, which has gone viral in recent days, prompted Copred to investigate and, if it is determined that there was an act of racism, it could demand a public apology, that establishment staff take an awareness course or a review be carried out. .normative.
The aim of the eventual steps is to ensure there is no repeat of the discriminatory act and that the restaurant “complies with legal principles and human rights standards in the city,” Copred said.
In its statement released tonight, Copred stressed that skin color is the first cause of discrimination felt by residents of the nation’s capital, according to the CDMX Discrimination Survey (EDIS-2021).
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