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BBQ restaurant panned for plan to give white diners discount

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout: Debate & Discussion' started by bigtexxx, May 9, 2015.

  1. bigtexxx

    bigtexxx Contributing Member

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    Hypocrisy?

    http://www.chron.com/news/us/article/BBQ-restaurant-panned-for-plan-to-give-white-6251953.php

    MILLIKEN, Colo. (AP) — A barbecue restaurant in northern Colorado is being criticized for its plan to give white customers a 10 percent discount.

    Edgar Antillon, owner of Rubbin' Buttz BBQ and Country Cafe in Milliken, hung a sign reading "White Appreciation Day! June 11th. Because all Americans should be celebrated!!"

    Antillon, who was born to Mexican parents, pointed to Black History Month and Hispanic Heritage Month. He tells KUSA-TV in Denver (http://goo.gl/xqTFRT ) he figured "the least we could do is offer one day to appreciate white Americans."

    Ricardo Romero, a civil rights activist in northern Colorado, called the plan "a perpetuation of racism." Jennifer McPherson with the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies says people who believe they are discriminated against can file a complaint with the civil rights division.
     
  2. Mr. Clutch

    Mr. Clutch Contributing Member

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    Are there discounts to blacks and hispanics during heritage months?
     
  3. Codman

    Codman Contributing Member

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    What is the debate? Is this a joke?

    Celebrating diversity versus giving a discount for one's ethnicity is very different.

    We're better than this.


    Edit: Noticed how this thread was created. I was trolled. Thanks.
     
  4. jo mama

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  5. CometsWin

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    bigtexxx, defending the right to racially discriminate since whenever.
     
  6. Mr. Clutch

    Mr. Clutch Contributing Member

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    There are actually white events.

    There was the Polish festival last week and the annual Greek festival.
     
  7. Buck Turgidson

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    They're called golf tournaments and NASCAR races
     
  8. CometsWin

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    Only white people are allowed to attend?
     
  9. edwardc

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    Leave it to texx to keep the race bating going
     
  10. bobloblaw

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    Frankly I'm pissed when I don't get my expected white discount at restaurants and bars.
     
  11. Dairy Ashford

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    It's surprising and disappointing how many people believe that the entire scope of ethnicities' or cultures' historical recognition in this country is restricted to promotional months.
     
  12. heypartner

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    Would make more sense if it was a Crepe Restaurant
     
  13. Sweet Lou 4 2

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    You do realize that by advocating this you are essentially openly admitting to being a racist. Offering one group of people a discount - discriminating by race - is the very definition of racism. You've just outed yourself officially as a racist. It's about time.

    You can take the MLK quote off your sig now. It's an insult to MLK and a mockery of everything he stood for - for someone like you to use his name to perpetuate hate.
     
  14. JuanValdez

    JuanValdez Contributing Member

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    After that rout of the Rockets, I thought the stupid would be confined to the GARM.
     
  15. Buck Turgidson

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    Not defending anything or anyone, but what about "ladies night"? Sexist?
     
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    is that on top of the pre-exhisting white person discount?

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  17. KDJ3

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    Seriously people, getting drawn into argument over this guy's thread? The fact that this isn't immediately viewed at as humorous is, well, humorous.
     
  18. Kyakko

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    It is, but nobody minds because it's a win-win. Girls get free/cheap drinks and for the guys... who wants to go to a sausage fest?
     
  19. bigtexxx

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    Actually I wasn't advocating what they did, so you're completely wrong.

    It's an open question -- if there are also specials for African Americans during February (Black history month), would this be considered OK?
     
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  20. Mr. Clutch

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    Are there such specials?
     

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