Case in point. BBQ joint to host 'White Appreciation Day'
"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."Nothing new about the idea. Nothing new about the response.
"It's a perpetuation of racism," said Ricardo Romero, a civil rights activist and community organizer in Weld County. "It's wrong, if you're going to give a discount, give it to the whole community."What is new: the Hispanic owners don't care.
There could be legal repercussions as well, according to Jennifer McPherson of the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies.
"If someone felt like they were being discriminated against, they could come to the civil rights division and file a complaint in our office and we would investigate that," said McPherson.
Antillon said he would consider offering a discount to other racial groups, but said it's unlikely to actually happen.