|Howard Simmons, a caucasian, serving at Manchu Wok|
|Reaction to the news of a caucasian working at Manchu Wok at |
Carlingwood Mall food court
Reactions within the Carlingwood Mall Food Court were mixed, with some elderly patrons expressing worry that their Chinese Combo #4 would not taste the same and have the same Chinese flare with a white male serving it. "It just seems like I'm not getting the whole Chinese experience with a white kid handing me my plate of Sweet&Sour chicken balls and a Pepsi." said Vic Atkins, 84, who often frequents the mall food court. Others said they applaud the hiring of a Caucasian serving at Manchu Wok and look forward to seeing more diversification within mall food courts. "I think its great, and now maybe we can get a nice white boy to serve us over at the 'Jimmy The Greek' instead of that other unkempt fellow." remarked Helen Hayworth, 76, who often eats at the food court.
Simmons hopes he can help bring awareness of reverse racial stereotyping at mall food courts and urges other businesses to hire non-ethnic employees. "I also applied over at 'Made In Japan' , 'Jimmy the Greek' and 'Sbarro' but they never returned my calls." said Simmons.