Restuarant To Hold White Appreciation Day… What do you think?
A barbecue restaurant in Milliken, Colorado plans to host a “White Appreciation Day.” According to local station WNDU, all white people will receive a 10% discount on June 11. Owners Edgar Antillon and Miguel Jimenez are both Hispanic and tell KUSA 9 News that they started this “as a joke,” but it is now a serious event on the calendar.
Antillon argues: “We have a whole month for Black History Month… 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.” However, those months were created to raise awareness for under-respresented subsets of the population. During those months, no one receives discounts or special treatment due to the color of their skin or their heritage. Restaurants have come under fire for offering controversial Black History Month menus.
Antillio claims that the “discount isn’t meant to discriminate.” Instead he hopes it will “bring people together. He wants to prompt other to think differently about race.” Antillion adds that he would consider giving a discount to other races and groups but that most likely will not happen.