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Never Make Black Employees Smile At White Customers

Southern hospitality may lead to perpetual code-switching

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Southern Hospitality is real y’all. When folks come down to cities like my hometown of New Orleans, they will visit restaurants, diners, and bakeries and receive top-notch service. First, a host or hostess will greet guests at the door, welcome them inside, and guide them to a…




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Allison Gaines

Allison Gaines

Womanist Scholar ♥︎ bylines @ Zora, Level, Momentum, GEN, EICCultured, AfroSapiophile, CoFounder of #WEOC ☕️

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