This has been all over the web, but it is another perfect example of people taking advantage of today's political correctness nonsense. A back couple were in an iHop and had a black server on a busy morning. They were probably the only black people in the restaurant so the black server put BlACK PPL on their order receipt just too quickly identify who the order went to. I completely agree with this lady’s assessment below. Yet, if you read most of the other articles about the incident on the web it’s being used to promote the PC cause which is typical. This is just one more thing that makes Donald Trump that much more appealing March 3, 2016 ‐ By Brande Victorian Couple finds "BLACK PPL" printed on IHOP receipt in Downtown Austin. Rolman Sparkman and his girlfriend Arainia Brown are the reason people feel the need to constantly remind Black folks everything’s not racist. The Austin, TX, couple caused a waiter to lose his job because he identified them as “Black ppl” on their receipt at IHOP. The kicker? Arainia and Rolman are Black — and so is the former waiter, Dwayne Williams. So what, pray tell, is the problem? My guess is paranoia and faux outrage. Arainia is the one who noticed the labeling on the receipt and pointed it out to her boyfriend. When Fox news reached out to her about the incident, she asked, “What does this mean? Are you going to do something to my food or my card?” Huh? Rolman’s dramatic response to the receipt was no better, as he posited,“People are being racist, and it’s your own people being racist toward you for no reason. That’s kind of messed up that you have to put your own people down.” So Black is a racist insult now? Sounds like this couple has a bigger issue with their skin color than the waiter who actually apologized for offending the couple and said the labeling was just a slip up to get orders out during a busy morning. Unfortunately, Dwayne’s apology wasn’t enough for neither the couple, who said they’ll never return to IHOP again, nor IHOP who let Dwayne go shortly after the incident. The restaurant also released a statement, saying: “This was a poor choice made by our franchisee’s team member, and is not in keeping with policies and procedures. We recognize that it could be offensive and sincerely apologize. Everyone is welcome in our restaurants and our franchisee is using this as a teachable moment for the entire team so that it will not reoccur.” Because Arainia is a former waitress, she felt particularly knowledgeable about Dwayne’s so-called wrongdoing, saying “We either put a number or the color of their shirt, not their skin color.” And while I get that it may be a bit jarring to see “Black ppl” on your receipt, as a Black person I’m not offended when people identify me by what I am. Red shirt and baseball cap may be more PC, but in the midst of trying to get out short stacks and eggs to 20 different patrons, I’d likely note the quickest and easiest physical identifier I could on a receipt slip as well and if it happened to be that the couple was Black — and likely the only Black patrons, otherwise the label wouldn’t be very helpful at all — then I’d probably do the same because that’s what they are. The fact that these two simpletons couldn’t look past the opportunity to get a free meal, which is likely all IHOP offered them, and the chance to see their names in the news to understand a Black man identifying them as Black is not racist, nor a putdown is shameful. The real problem is media outlets not recognizing these incidents as non-stories; companies being so fearful of racist backlash that they don’t fight for their employees; and the rampant treatment of Black as a bad word. The next time it’s a slow news day in Austin, Fox should talk about that. .