Louisiana Bar Stamps N-Word On Black Woman’s Hand
Who would even have a hand stamp made this way?
Taylor Ward, a freshman at Louisiana State University, joined her friends for a night out on Nov. 17 at Reggie’s Bar in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
When she entered the bar her hand was stamped with an acronym that read, “REGGIN.” If read backwards, it spells out the N-word, LSU Reveille reports.
“The bar stamped our hands at the door, and shortly after I noticed that the stamp spelled n-gger backwards. I immediately showed my friends,” Ward told CLUTCH.
When she brought the stamp’s backward spelling to the attention of a manager he was not sympathetic.
“It’s just a stamp,” the manager said…
fter word got out about Reggie’s racially charged stamp, a manager at the bar, who refused to give his name, explained to LSU Reveille the origins of the stamp.
He said it comes from when people used to say they were going “Reggin” when they went to Reggie’s.
The stamp has been used once a week for 10 years, and any racist connection is unintentional, the manager added.
The manager does not plan to stop using the stamp.