Last week, Rutgers University Professor James Livingston posted a racist rant against white children who were dining at New York City's Harlem Shake restaurant. The history professor, using the dining establishment's name in his social media posts, called the patrons "little Caucasian a**holes who know their parents will approve of anything they do" and officially resigned himself from the white race.
The owners of the diner have fired back at Livingston, and they are not mincing words. Establishment founder Jelena Pasic and partner Dardra Coaxum blasted the professor for his racism in a statement to The Blaze on Tuesday, directing Livingston to get his "burgers somewhere else" and to keep their restaurant name off his posts.
"For five years and counting, we built our business on a prerogative [of] cherishing diversity within our ownership, staff and customers in our beloved Harlem COMMUNITY. We refuse to be sucked into your racist rants, so if you wish to name drop, please use names of those with similar views," they said.
"We ask that our name is removed from your rant because we do not want to have anything to do with you,” the statement continued. "And yeah, we ask that you get your burgers somewhere else. We do not tolerate ‘racism’ either. We thrive on equality and fairness and have full intentions to keep it that way!"
Part of Livingston's anti-white rant has since been removed from Facebook for apparently violating their standards.
"OK, officially, I now hate white people," he posted last week. "I am a white people, for God’s sake, but can we keep them — us — us out of my neighborhood? I just went to Harlem Shake on 124 and Lenox for a Classic burger to go, that would [be] my dinner, and the place is overrun with little Caucasian a**holes who know their parents will approve of anything they do."
"Slide around the floor, you little s**thead, sing loudly, you moron. Do what you want, nobody here is gonna restrict your right to be white," Livingston wrote, before adding his official resignation from the white race: "I hereby resign from my race. F*** these people. ... Yeah, I know, it's about access to my dinner. F*** you, too."
In a Monday Instagram post, the establishment owners said that "Harlem Shake has been and continues to be an active member of the diverse and evolving Harlem community and beyond."