Mei Mei Street Kitchen reports that tomorrow it will donate all proceeds from the sale of its signature Double Awesome sandwiches to the Southern Poverty Law Center:
Some people are saying that restaurants should stay out of politics. But we're one of few minority-woman owned restaurants among our peers, operating in an industry that grapples with significant gender and racial inequality. Our staff is over 50% people of color, and over 50% women. We know from experience that it’s not enough to just "not be racist." We must speak and we must act. Silence would betray our commitment to anti-racism. It would tell our team that avoiding controversy is more important than they are.