Latino cafe owner ‘will go to jail’ if she can’t serve her customers

A Latino cafe that serves only customers of black and brown backgrounds will go to court if it can’t accommodate patrons of other races, and if it cannot hire enough of its own staff.

The owners of the Latino Cafe Barrio Cafe, a black-owned business in Los Angeles, are facing a class action lawsuit after they refused to serve customers of different races at their establishment, the Los Angeles Times reported on Tuesday.

The owners say they will appeal the decision, according to the newspaper.

The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Los Angelenos, the Associated Press reported.

In the suit, attorneys for the Latino Café Barrio, owner Lula Perez-Martinez and her daughter, Cristela Perez-Lopez, allege the owners discriminated against customers of African-American, Asian-American and Hispanic backgrounds.

They are seeking to bar the owners from operating in the county for three years.

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