Colorado restaurant faces criticism for offering discounts to white customers

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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 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.

5 comments

  • Jeff

    Totally agree!
    One day is not going to hurt anyone.
    If there can be black history month and Hispanic history month how is it racist for white people to want one day.

  • Martin

    I think both sides are stupid. Black History Month and Hispanic Heritage Month were made to support these two groups who were a minority and were long discriminated against for decades and even centuries. Especially black people. They were made to empower them and give them a sense of worth – something white people didn’t need. So no I could care less if there wasn’t anything equivalent for whites however with all the hostility against whites I feel like the tide has turned or is turning and now whites are being discriminated against and it’s suppose to be okay because they’re white. Thinking you can’t be racist towards white people is ignorant and for that I don’t think anyone should be crying foul then again I don’t care but seriously who cares it’s some small town bbq joint? I love that the owner is Mexican though haha

  • Bummed1

    But black history month or any other race does not perpetuate racism? It’s a double edged sword. But as usual, anything pointing out white is racist while any other race isn’t….Someone is trying to make that proverbial mountain out of a molehill by protesting it, as usual. Should just laugh it off, and keep on walking. No need for him to get his panties in a bunch over this.

  • Les Zapata

    The restaurant could of gone an entirely different way could of posted euro heritage day or different days English day, French, Spain, Portugal, German Swedes heritage Day.. White is just a little controversial for some people out there…

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