This really put my privilege into perspective. While I’m not exempt from uncomfortable experiences like this, of all the reasons they could happen— my race is one less reason to consider. Ultimately I’ll never know what it’s like to be subtly or overtly discriminated against, and it makes me angry on behalf of my friend and anyone who is. Trump didn’t make people racist, he just gave them a chance to openly embrace it.
As a married woman of a black Latino, I can tell you it doesn’t get better. Unfortunately, you will start to notice this more and more. You have to learn to use your head on how far you are willing to escalate the situation without letting your emotions get the better of you. But absolutely stand up for him. I would have brought the food back on my own and asked to speak to her boss. Use your privilege when you can for good.