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Harlem diner owners blast white prof's racist rant on white kids: ‘Get your burgers somewhere else’
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Harlem diner owners blast white prof's racist rant on white kids: ‘Get your burgers somewhere else’

Two Harlem restaurant owners are speaking out to condemn the white Rutgers University professor who went on a racist rant against white children in their restaurant.

What are the details?

James Livingston, a white Rutgers University professor of history, went on a racist rant against white children and their parents Thursday after visiting a Harlem restaurant.

Livingston, irritated by the very presence of white children at a local Harlem restaurant that he apparently frequents, penned a rant on Facebook that was captured by The Daily Caller.

The post targeted young, white children as “little Caucasian a**holes.”

According to the Daily Caller, Livingston wrote, “OK, officially, I now hate white people. 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.”

He added, “Slide around the floor, you little s***head, sing loudly, you moron. Do what you want, nobody here is gonna restrict your right to be white.”

“I hereby resign from my race,” Livingston concluded. “F*** these people. Yeah, I know it’s about access to my dinner. F*** you, too.”

Livingston later revealed that he'd received threats as a result of his rant.

What are the owners saying now?

In a statement provided to TheBlaze, Jelena Pasic and Dardra Coaxum revealed their thoughts on Livingston's Facebook rant.

Pasic, who is the restaurant's founder, and Coaxum, who is a partner, condemned the professor's remarks, and directly addressed Livingston, noting that they "refuse to be sucked into [his] racist rants."

"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," Pasic and Coaxum told TheBlaze.

"We ask that our name is removed from your rant because we do not want to have anything to do with you," the women added. "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!"

An Instagram post also addressed the professor's racist tirade, which featured a glossy shot of the two women.

The post read, "Even the coolest cats in Harlem know that for the past five years and counting, Harlem Shake has been and continues to be an active member of the diverse and evolving Harlem community and beyond. We proudly have diverse ownership, staff and most importantly, customers! Every day we serve men women and children from across the globe and mostly from our beloved Harlem community. Thank you Harlem for being our home and we are proud to serve you all! #HarlemShakeNyc #Harlem #Uptown."

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