Local musician complains that “middle aged Negroes” at Kroger have a more “uppity attitude”:
Richmond throwback singer-songwriter Meade Skelton likes getting his dinner at Kroger, he writes about it on his Tumblr:
"I enjoy going to Kroger’s and getting a 2 pc chicken dinner . I get baked, not fried. (I eat healthy!). So then I had macaroni and cheese, and collard greens with it, and a dinner roll. It was very good in my mouth. I just love going there. The people that work there are really nice. Except some of them have a more uppity attitude. I notice its worse with the middle aged Negroes, than the younger ones. I guess they were taught to hate white people. Oh, well. I certainly don’t hate them. After I had my dinner, I bought some delicious cookies that are chocolate chip with a vanilla filling in the center."
" My name is Meade Skelton, and I am a Country singer from Richmond, Virginia. I wrote something very unflattering about the employees of Kroger’s- and commented on their race. This was something I think was wrong of me to do. I don’t judge people based on their race, and I was doing that when I wrote that “middle aged negroes were more uppity in attitude than younger ones”. I think that is a very wrong thing to say- because its not their race, its the individual people that were not treating me politely. I do apologize to anyone- especially those of the colored race, and I hope that they understand that I don’t disrespect people based on any race, but on the content of their character. As of now, I hope that whatever fans and friends I have left, can forgive this ‘ol boy for putting his foot in his mouth.
God Bless your Musician Friend,