Allie’s Donuts standing by decision to drop police and military discount, apology provided
NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (WLNE) – In response to alleged racial profiling of a Providence firefighter, Allie’s Donuts in North Kingstown took to social media on Saturday saying they will no longer offer military or police discounts.
Picture below is a copy of the business’s statement from their Instagram story.
The message said that until local police take action to solve problems with racism and injustice, we will choose to stand with the people of our great state.
The message continued to thank law enforcement for their service, but shamed them for their silence.
Sunday morning Allie’s Donuts responded to the community on social media with an apology.
The business’s social media story said, “In no way did we mean to insult people an their service to our country or community. If you felt offended or insulted, please accept our apology.”
In addition, Allies said they have been in business for over 50 years and have a great number of customers that have respected and adored their products.
The story continued, “We must find ways to end systematic racism everywhere in our communities. We have decided to speak out and use our privilege to actively eliminate these things. We recognize that you may have misunderstood our meaning, and think that Allie’s doesn’t value the sacrifice and duty of police and military members. I assure you. We do.”