Allegations of racism at Gainesville gas station. Now family demands justice
Â They say they only wanted justice. Now, oneÂ Gainesville couple says they have it.
Â WCJB first broke the story of a Gainesville couple who says they were denied the use of a restroom that others were allowed to use, back in 2006.
Â That couple says they were denied the use of those facilities becauseÂ they are black.Â A former WCJB reporter confronted the store manager, who said he kept out people who he thought would "mess up" the bathroom.
Â The Mitchell family's attorney says discrimination happens more than you might think.Â Michael Massey says, "It wasn't a surprise to me. most of my business is based on civil rights employee discrimination atÂ work and in public places."
Â A court awared the MitchellsÂ 91-hundred dollars in attorney fees.Â They areÂ now looking to take their case to federal court, seeking compensation for emotional damages.
By Gavin Johnson, WCJB TV20 News
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