Ritz-Carlton Defends Charging 15% ‘Black’ Surcharge During CIAA Tournament Turn-Up
Ritz Carlton Charged 15% Black Surcharge During CIAA Weekend
During February, the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA)— a conference comprised of HBCUs in the U.S.—held its annual basketball tournament in Charlotte, N.C.
The annual tournament brought African Americans far and wide to party in North Carolina all weekend but one hotel in particular felt the need to charge people for being Black….
Via Fox News reports:
Conference participants stayed at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel but many hotel guests were shocked to find an automatic “CIAA Service” surcharge of 15 percent added to their bills at the lobby bar during the annual event.
“When she [a Ritz-Carlton server] brought the receipt, there was a CIAA surcharge that was included,” diner Patrice Wright told WBTV. “And we thought that’s interesting because we have frequented the establishment several times and never had any surcharge that was associated with any organization that was in…
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