Hispanic owned Colorado Restaurant wants to have a "White Appreciation Day"

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http://www.buzzfeed.com/emaoconnor/white-appreciation-day-at-rubbin-buttz?bffb&utm_term=4ldqpho#.fcQB2YBmAm

“We have a whole month for Black History month, we have a whole month for Hispanic Heritage Month,” Antillon told NBC News, “so we thought the least we could do was offer one day to appreciate white Americans.”


The owner added that he hopes the discount will open a discussion about race in America. As the sign says, he believes “all Americans should be celebrated.”


I'll be honest; when I first saw the headline on Facebook, I was just like "what assbackwards Restaurant would try that in today's world?"

But it's owned by Hispanics and I do agree with the base idea that everyone should be celebrated.

I dunno. Obviously a dumb idea (if only because of the reaction that would obviously come from it), but as I'm sure you'll read in related articles, some Liberals took their dislike of the idea wayyyyyyy too far.

Discuss.
#2
why is it obviously a dumb idea?
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#3
this is only news because its the first time in the whole history of the whole world it's happened
#5
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this is only news because its the first time in the whole history of the whole world it's happened


personally i'm outraged i didn't hear sooner
i don't know why i feel so dry
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Quote by Bladez22
why is it obviously a dumb idea?


Specifically because of the backlash. I don't necessarily disagree with the idea but with racial tensions at incredible heights right now it's just bad timing IMHO
#7
there's a white people month
booom no more exclusive black and hispanic month because what's the point of having every month a [race] day. Like seriously when we gon get that Asian Appreciation Day? They basically built the west, and then got real messed up during WW2 but whatever
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racism is not dead
it's all just coming back
it's all coming back

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#8
it is obviously a dumb idea
but it's such a ubiquitous idea in facebook feeds that idt it's newsworthy
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#9
who even looks at their fb news feed :o
it's all just coming back
it's all coming back

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Specifically because of the backlash. I don't necessarily disagree with the idea but with racial tensions at incredible heights right now it's just bad timing IMHO


i thought mexicans were pretty chill with white people over there?
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#12
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He should go to prison and Obama should be impeached.


did you know that the pe in "impeach" is the same in origin as "pedestrian"

now that's linguistics
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Quote by Bladez22
i thought mexicans were pretty chill with white people over there?


Eh, depends on where you're at.

Where I used to live, the population was really well mixed. Lots of white folk, black folk, hispanic folk, asian folk, middle eastern folk, etc etc. So as a result, everyone was pretty tolerant of one another for the most part.

Where I am now, it's predominantly white. People get offended that the cash registers at work say "Is your total correct?"

"Yes (si')" or "No"

They're the kind of people who will say "Hey, you moved to OUR country, you learn OUR language, speak American or go home." (yes, they say American and not English)

Anyway, on topic, some of the more extreme left wing people/liberals take offense to anything that puts white people on a pedestal. Examples would be a white history month, a white appreciation day, etc. So it's mostly liberals hating on white people in this story.

Which is why I identify as an independent
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Quote by Eastwinn
did you know that the pe in "impeach" is the same in origin as "pedestrian"

now that's linguistics

becuz Latin is best language NA 2015

OT: My favorite reaction to this is, "But white appreciation day is every day!" When white shame is at an all time high with Ferguson, Baltimore, and etc. sensationalized news stories.
#16
first i was like who would think this is worth writing about

then i was like lol buzzfeed 'news'


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#17
Couldn't we just combine all of these into a more general appreciation day and just appreciate one another
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#18
Quote by Fat Lard
I disagree with this only because it's stupid, but I do think that all Hispanics should vote smart this election:

http://thelibertarianrepublic.com/top-10-reasons-why-hispanics-should-vote-for-rand-paul/

Hillary, dawg.

Also this is one BBQ joint in butt****, Colorado who even cares.
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ooh look at me i'm ERIKLENSHERR and i work at fancy pants desk jobs and wear ties and ply barely legal girls with weed and booze i'm such a classy motherfucker.
#19
Quote by Eastwinn
did you know that the pe in "impeach" is the same in origin as "pedestrian"

now that's linguistics


Thanks Noam
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Quote by ErikLensherr
Hillary, dawg.

Also this is one BBQ joint in butt****, Colorado who even cares.



lol, $10 says that Hillary is all "ye ese, vote for me holmes" if she ever has the balls to campaign near El Paso TX
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Quote by Rossenrot
Thanks Noam


tbh i don't run into his work very often. way over my head atm.
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Quote by Fat Lard
lol, $10 says that Hillary is all "ye ese, vote for me holmes" if she ever has the balls to campaign near El Paso TX

Why wouldn't she, they love her down there. That whole border area won her Texas in the 2008 primaries.
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ooh look at me i'm ERIKLENSHERR and i work at fancy pants desk jobs and wear ties and ply barely legal girls with weed and booze i'm such a classy motherfucker.
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Quote by Shotgunmerc
Eh, depends on where you're at.

Where I used to live, the population was really well mixed. Lots of white folk, black folk, hispanic folk, asian folk, middle eastern folk, etc etc. So as a result, everyone was pretty tolerant of one another for the most part.

Where I am now, it's predominantly white. People get offended that the cash registers at work say "Is your total correct?"

"Yes (si')" or "No"

They're the kind of people who will say "Hey, you moved to OUR country, you learn OUR language, speak American or go home." (yes, they say American and not English)

Anyway, on topic, some of the more extreme left wing people/liberals take offense to anything that puts white people on a pedestal. Examples would be a white history month, a white appreciation day, etc. So it's mostly liberals hating on white people in this story.

Which is why I identify as an independent


most people who get uber offended at white people are white themselves though, they're just projecting their self-hate and guilt

the "white" history thing would be cool if they talked about german and polish immigrants and what they did ect. German was almost the official language of the US because there were so many german speakers there at the time
Eat your pheasant
Drink your wine
Your days are numbered, bourgeois swine!
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i'm familiar with his political views. i'm more concerned with linguistics and universal grammar
i don't know why i feel so dry
#26
He's phD in ling I believe. he's got some pretty smart lingy books youd probably like, but I havent read anything


EDIT: nvm I'm dumb, didnt notice it was already implied
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#27
We live in a time where it's okay to be racist against a certain race.
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#28
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becuz Latin is best language NA 2015

OT: My favorite reaction to this is, "But white appreciation day is every day!" When white shame is at an all time high with Ferguson, Baltimore, and etc. sensationalized news stories.


lmfao

ot: I don't really gaf. I can't see myself backing this myself in the context this is just well-meaning w/e stuff as long as everyone else is celebrated too. if it was a white owned restaurant really trying to force a shitty agenda then I would be straight up opposed to it. though as a sidenote it's like, white people in america have always bothered me because they celebrate horrific stuff that is only good in their eyes, or stuff that isn't actually "white people stuff". white people have done legit good shit, but it all gets ignored... by white people. so if we had Hispanics telling us what to feel "proud" of maybe that'd be a good thing and we'd stop reinforcing the bad shit.
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Quote by Bladez22
most people who get uber offended at white people are white themselves though, they're just projecting their self-hate and guilt

the "white" history thing would be cool if they talked about german and polish immigrants and what they did ect. German was almost the official language of the US because there were so many german speakers there at the time


Oh I know. For the most part that's what it is, for better or for worse. Though there are some people of various races who will back that cause.

And that is a good idea actually. Most people, white black asian hispanic or otherwise, have no idea about their heritage so I would be up for that.
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Quote by Bladez22
German was almost the official language of the US because there were so many german speakers there at the time

Source?
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there were lots of German speakers but it was never so much that German was almost made official. that's a myth.

if English wasn't official German wasn't going to be. plus all that nativism and anglo-saxon supremacy douchebag shit ensured that would never happen hence English dominating now.
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#33
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@Erik https://twitter.com/aseitzwald/status/535964344472055809


you should, he's pretty damn smart. Well... half-smart -- since he's 'libertarian-socialist'

She's probably not wrong tbf.
Quote by jakesmellspoo
ooh look at me i'm ERIKLENSHERR and i work at fancy pants desk jobs and wear ties and ply barely legal girls with weed and booze i'm such a classy motherfucker.
#34
I guess, but she's still pretty dirty/anti-entrepreneur/not to be trusted/etc. Basically she's "know your place"
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Quote by slipknot5678
there were lots of German speakers but it was never so much that German was almost made official. that's a myth.

if English wasn't official German wasn't going to be. plus all that nativism and anglo-saxon supremacy douchebag shit ensured that would never happen hence English dominating now.


i read somewhere that it came pretty close cant remember where and i cba to go looking. i believe you though, it sounds like one of those "facts" that gets hyperboled up to make people seem smart
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#36
Quote by Bladez22
i read somewhere that it came pretty close cant remember where and i cba to go looking. i believe you though, it sounds like one of those "facts" that gets hyperboled up to make people seem smart


I looked it up to check and basically there was a proposal that would make it legally required for English documents to be translated into German on request, but English would still be the primary language.

you know how there's this artificial image of protestant white Americans being "default"? back then it was "old colonial stock Yankee descended from British settlers who were protestants" only who were considered default. Germans and Irish especially were considered "other" before they were accepted as "normal white" in the 20th century. kind of like how eastern Europeans are seen as "other" in the modern UK except so much worse 'cause this is back in the days of intense mob violence and even more xenophobia for today's standards. so it's not surprising that we didn't really get anywhere near German as a real official language.
#38
Quote by Skullivan
brb, reading entire article


good boy

that's pretty interesting cuckatoo, early Americans were racist before there were even other races....

joking btw
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Drink your wine
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#39
Lol my grandfather could go to a nearby Denny's or IHOP and I bet he could get the senior discount just for being an old fart
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#40
This is a dumb thing to get upset over. People need to get outside and enjoy life.
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