AMC Responds to Racial Profiling Incident by Firing Employees, Donating 20,000 Free Tickets to ‘Harriet’ Film


AMC Theatres is doing damage control after a group of Black women allege they were racially profiled by staffers during a recent showing of “Harriet” in the New Orleans suburb of Metairie, Louisiana, earlier this month.

Three employees have been fired as a result of the incident, and the theater chain is continuing to make amends.

Members of the 504 Queens, an African-American women’s empowerment group and nonprofit, claim they were humiliated during a Nov. 3 trip to see the critically acclaimed film. Their outing was ruined when two employees and a kitchen staffer confronted the women about an apparent mix-up with their tickets.

Sandra Gordon, a member of the 504 Queens, said she thought the issue had been resolved. But she would be interrupted twice more by employees who accused her of being rude to a worker who came to check her ticket earlier. (read more)

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