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BBQ joint to host 'White Appreciation Day'

By zzyzzx   2015 May 8, 6:56am   3,690 views   24 comments   watch (1)   quote      

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2015/05/08/bbq-joint-to-host-white-appreciation-day/70993400/

MILLIKEN, Colo. — The Hispanic owners of a barbecue restaurant in Milliken say they plan to host a "White Appreciation Day" next month.

What started as a joke is now on the calendar. Edgar Antillon and Miguel Jimenez recently purchased Rubbin Buttz BBQ on Broad Street. On June 11, they plan to offer a 10% discount to all white customers and no one else.

"We have a whole month for black history month," Antillon said. "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."

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1   Tenpoundbass   2015 May 8, 7:32am     ↑ like (6)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Don't ruin this for me DAN!

2   bob2356   2015 May 8, 7:34am     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

At least someone has a sense of humour any more. Good for them.

3   Quigley   2015 May 8, 9:45am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike (1)   quote    

Who decides who qualifies as white?
Does half work? Three quarters? Only if they look a certain way?
Racism in all forms is bad, even when it's done as a sort of jest.

4   Blurtman   2015 May 8, 9:51am     ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote    

Quigley says

Racism in all forms is bad, even when it's done as a sort of jest.

Or as affirmative action.

5   HydroCabron   2015 May 8, 9:52am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike (3)   quote    

We can all agree that racism is bad.

Cool - I look forward to scathing take-downs of racial criminal profiling from the right wingers here.

6   Blurtman   2015 May 8, 9:52am     ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (2)   quote    

Quigley says

Who decides who qualifies as white?

The US government, the biggest proponent of racism in the country.

7   HEY YOU   2015 May 8, 10:48am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike (1)   quote    

Racism is bad. The Human "Race" is the worst."

8   Quigley   2015 May 8, 10:53am     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Yes, Blurtman, Affirmative Action is racism institutionalized, and is bad. I said in ALL forms, and that's one of the more obvious forms even a child can see.

9   Dan8267   2015 May 8, 11:25am     ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (2)   quote    

CaptainShuddup says

Don't ruin this for me DAN!

It's up to the government, not me, about whether or not discounts can be given to individual races. It doesn't sound like it would be legal, but "women drink free" nights at bars were deemed legal when challenged, rightfully so, as discrimination against the protected status of gender.

Of course, in this day and age, how to you verify someone's gender or race 100% of the time? Does a transgender get to drink free? How white do you have to be to qualify for this discount? Can a brother claim to be white and offer proof by dancing badly?

10   FortWayne   2015 May 8, 2:36pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

CaptainShuddup says

Don't ruin this for me DAN!

Can I borrow that crystal ball of yours partner.

11   Blurtman   2015 May 8, 2:53pm     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

If you are economically disadvantaged, but not a member of the club, too bad.

"Some minority groups are presumed to be socially and economically disadvantaged and can qualify for the 8(a) program. These groups include: African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Asian Pacific Americans and Subcontinent Asian Americans. Individuals who are not members of one or more of these groups can be considered for the 8(a) program, but they must provide substantial evidence and documentation that demonstrates that they have been subjected to bias or discrimination and are economically disadvantaged. Firms owned by Alaska Native Corporations, Indian Tribes, Native Hawaiian Organizations and Community Development Corporations can also apply to the program."

https://www.sba.gov/content/minority-owned-businesses

12   Blurtman   2015 May 8, 2:58pm     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Yes, you can be an Italian from Argentina are you are in. Latino is neither a racial or ethnic group, BTW.

"What groups does NIH consider to be in need of a special recruitment and retention plan in order to diversify the biomedical, behavioral, clinical, and social sciences workforce?
A. Individuals from racial and ethnic groups that have been shown by the National Science Foundation to be underrepresented in health-related sciences on a national basis (see data at http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/showpub.cfm?TopID=2&SubID=27 and the report Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering, 2007, p. 262). The following racial and ethnic groups have been shown to be underrepresented in biomedical research: American Indians or Alaska Natives, Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, Native Hawaiians or Other Pacific Islanders. In addition, it is recognized that under-representation can vary from setting to setting and individuals from racial or ethnic groups that can be convincingly demonstrated to be underrepresented by the grantee institution should be included in the recruitment and retention plan."

http://grants.nih.gov/training/faq_diversity.htm#867

13   Dan8267   2015 May 8, 3:11pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike (1)   quote    

FortWayne says

Can I borrow that crystal ball of yours partner.

It's not a crystal ball. It's called looking at history to assess the probability of future events. If 99% of the judges uphold automobile searches at the discretion of cops, then you can be fairly certain that the judge will uphold the search of your car should you challenge it in court. Lawyers do this kind of advanced analysis all the time. They call it "paying attention".

14   HEY YOU   2015 May 8, 4:57pm     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

We'll have none of that "paying attention" on Patnet!

15   Ceffer   2015 May 8, 10:25pm     ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Maybe they should call it "Retarded, Incestuous HillBillies Day", then the Clintons would attend.

16   Dan8267   2015 May 8, 10:35pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike (2)   quote    

When they host "coward appreciation day", CIC gets a 10% discount.

17   komputodo   2015 May 8, 10:45pm     ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike   quote    

To be fair, they should extend that discount to any black person that can do a decent imitation of a white dude.

18   Tenpoundbass   2015 May 9, 10:48am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike (1)   quote    

Now he's getting hate mail.
You remember those White guys in the 50's with the buzz cuts, and the Dad glasses who told every store owner who they could serve and not serve?
They are still around.

19   FortWayne   2015 May 9, 11:30am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike (1)   quote    

Quigley says

Who decides who qualifies as white?

Does half work? Three quarters? Only if they look a certain way?

Racism in all forms is bad, even when it's done as a sort of jest.

If you can't tell a difference between a racism and a joke, I can't help you.

20   Tenpoundbass   2015 May 9, 1:05pm     ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote    

FortWayne says

Quigley says

Who decides who qualifies as white?

If you can't tell a difference between a racism and a joke, I can't help you.

No No now hold on, that's a fair question.

I think the mandatory standard cracker test applies here. Before the cashier rings up your order, he/she taps "Shave and a haircut" and pauses for three seconds.
If the customer doesn't tap "Two Bits" on the counter then they don't get the discount. That way Bobby Jindal can qualify for the discount.

21   Blurtman   2015 May 9, 1:40pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

22   alpo   2015 May 9, 2:33pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Good publicity stunt to get a new restaurant's name out in a community that is largely white. I am sure they wouldn't have gotten any publicity if they had said that they will give everyone a 10% discount on "white appreciation day". Nice marketing, as long as no one ends up suing them :-) ; otherwise, the restaurant may just have to shut down before it even starts, LOL.

From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milliken,_Colorado:

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 2,888 people, 866 households, and 717 families residing in the town. The population density was 505.5 people per square mile (195.3/km²). There were 903 housing units at an average density of 158.0 per square mile (61.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 73.89% White, 0.31% African American, 1.18% Native American, 0.48% Asian, 21.61% from other races, and 2.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 40.75% of the population.

23   Tenpoundbass   2015 May 9, 4:17pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike (1)   quote    

alpo says

The racial makeup of the town was 73.89% White, 0.31% African American, 1.18% Native American, 0.48% Asian, 21.61% from other races, and 2.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 40.75% of the population.

What "OTHER" race!?

24   zzyzzx   2015 May 9, 7:03pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

CaptainShuddup says

What "OTHER" race!?

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