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Restaurant to Hold 'White Appreciation Day' and Offer White People a Discount
by Khushbu Shah May 8, 2015, 9:38a @KhushAndOJ
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White patrons will get 10 percent off of their meals.

To file under horrible ideas: A barbecue restaurant in Milliken, Colo. plans to host a "White Appreciation Day." According to local station WNDU, all white people will received a 10 percent discount on June 11. Owners Edgar Antillon and Miguel Jimenez — both of whom are Hispanic — tell KUSA 9News that the day started "as a joke," but is now a serious event on the calendar.

He hopes it will "bring people together."

Antillon argues: "We have a whole month for Black History Month... We have a whole month for Hispanic Heritage Month, so we thought the least we could do was offer one day to appreciate white Americans." However, those months were created to raise awareness for under-represented subsets of the population. During those months, no one receives discounts or special treatment due to the color of their skin or their heritage. If anything, restaurants have come under fire for offering controversial Black History Month menus.

Antillon claims that the "discount isn't meant to discriminate." Instead he hopes it will "bring people together." He wants to "prompt others to think differently about race." Antillon adds that he would consider giving a discount to other races, but that most likely will not happen.

News of the discount has already resulted in a lot of backlash. Activist Ricardo Romero tells KUSA 9News that the discount is wrong, adding, "If you're going to give a discount, give it to the whole community." There also may be legal issues with the discount. A representative from the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies notes that if someone felt discriminated against by the move, they could file a complaint that would be investigated by the department.

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White people, lol

Actually, Hispanic Heritage Month sounds bogus to me too, given the sheer number and different characters of the nationalities covered by such a month. Personally, I find the whole concept of being "Hispanic" bogus, but I know there are many who disagree with me. :)

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I can't wait till this thread gets going....


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I can't wait for Glenn Beck to set up the gofundme page that will save this business from ruin.

You know he's going to stop by and get his discount....


“Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated.” – Coretta Scott King

"Oppressive language does more than represent violence; it is violence; does more than represent the limits of knowledge; it limits knowledge." -Toni Morrison

He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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White people, lol

Actually, Hispanic Heritage Month sounds bogus to me too, given the sheer number and different characters of the nationalities covered by such a month. Personally, I find the whole concept of being "Hispanic" bogus, but I know there are many who disagree with me. :)

We should have a VJ month. This sounds better.

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Hispanic Heritage Month sounds bogus to me too, given the sheer number and different characters of the nationalities covered by such a month. Personally, I find the whole concept of being "Hispanic" bogus, but I know there are many who disagree with me.

Yep; probably not too many people have blonde-haired, blue-eyed Spaniards in mind when they think "Hispanic." In addition, to be fair, perhaps every resident of the island of Hispaniola should be considered to be Hispanic.

Pretty funny sidebar: Mama-Mrs.-T-B., who speaks only Spanish, just went back to Ecuador after a too-short 2-month visit with us. When she arrived here, she joyously greeted 4-year-old Mini-Bone, who responded indignantly, "I speak Spanish only in Ecuador!" He then announced to her, "I will teach you English!" Of course, as the visit progressed, he was speaking Spanish with Mama-Mrs.-T-B. and reacting to what she said to him.

Mini-B. is made of genuine U.S. & Ecuadorian parts, so even though he presumably qualifies as being Hispanic (?!!), he might also merit a discount off the child's plates at the subject restaurant for being half-white. That promotion could get confusing in a hurry.

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