A North Carolina woman who was accused of using a racial slur in a restaurant confrontation this week that has since gone viral said she would use the same slur again.

Two women said they were at a Bonefish Grill in Raleigh when Nancy Goodman chastised them for being rude and too loud in public, according to WRAL.


"We’ve had people come to our table and say, 'Hey, you girls look like you’re having fun. We want to join you,' but never to come to my table and tell me I’m rude," Lakesha Shaw said regarding her dinner Tuesday with friend Chanda Stewart.

Stewart said she then pulled out her cellphone to record Goodman’s complaints as the incident unfolded.

Goodman then pulls out her cellphone to record and tells the women she’s “got real good friends who are black, and I love them.”

"We never said anything about color," Stewart responds.

After Goodman tells the women they are “too loud,” Shaw starts to pull out money from her wallet, telling her “let me show you my money. It's just as green as yours.”

"Why are you so stupid [racial slur]?" Goodman tells the two women as she walks away.

When contacted by WRAL later, Goodman said she wished she would have handled the situation differently but did not apologize to the women.

"I’m not going to say I’m sorry to them because they kept pushing at it," she said. "I would say it again to them. They are the rudest individuals I have ever seen."

She added that “looking back on it now, I wish I would have asked the waiter to ask management if they would just quiet down. Instead, I went off on them, which I shouldn’t have done. But I had had it. It was out of my control to calm down my anxiety."

Shaw, who posted the video she recorded on her personal Facebook page, said she was surprised Goodman was unwilling to apologize.

"The fact that you’re willing to say you will repeat that again shows me the hate that you harbor in your heart for the black African-American race," she said. "I don’t care what color I am. Give me the respect of being a human being, just like everyone else deserves."

Goodman on Wednesday night reportedly posted an apology on her Facebook page "to my family, friends and other patrons in the bar at North Hills Bonefish” but not to the women involved.