(Portland, Oregon) – A restaurant owner in Portland, Oregon has been arrested and charged with funding his business via the illegal use of EBT cards. Reparations Bistro, located in North Portland, gained mainstream media attention due to their controversial practice of giving free meals to African American patrons, and charging Caucasian diners double.
Rick Derringer is the 53-year-old owner and operator of Reparations Bistro. An Oregon native, Derringer reportedly took great pride in being both a chef and a human rights activist. He also employed several disadvantaged minority youths, who are now jobless after the Bistro was forced to close until further notice.