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A pair of restauranteurs in Colorado have cooked up controversy over their plan to host "White Appreciation Day" next month.

Whites Only: Restaurant Owners in Colorado to Offer Day of Discounts on 'White Appreciation Day'

Simon Moya-Smith
5/8/15

A pair of Hispanic restauranteurs have cooked up controversy in Colorado over their plan to offer discounts to whites only one day next month.

It all started as a joke, but now Edgar Antillon and Miguel Jimenez, owners of Rubbin' Buttz BBQ in the town of Milliken, will host a "White Appreciation Day" on June 11, Kevin Massey and Whitney Wild of NBC News affiliate 9 News reported.

"We have a whole month for Black History Month," Antillon told 9 News. "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."

Antillon told 9 News that the discount is not meant to discriminate, but instead bring people together. He said he hopes this will open discussions and prompt people to think differently about race.

"Because all Americans should be celebrated!!" a sign on the restaurant's window advertising the event reads.

A sign advertising "White Appreciation Day" on the window of a barbecue restaurant in Colorado. Photo courtesy 9News.com

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Submitted by tmsyr11 on
Why are there "Indian" Rodeos and why are they prevelent? What is there an "Indian" National Finals Rodeo? Why are there "Indian" Basketball tournaments? "Indian" Golf? If a white guy or gal shows up and 'enters' an INDIAN POW-WOW as a dancer - will he or she be ABLE TO COMPETE? Or will they not be allowed to participate because THEY ARE WHITE?

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Submitted by Wanbli Koyake on
Hau Mitakuyepi, Wopila woyakapi woiha kin. Greetings my Relatives, I thank you for the funny story. Here's something funnier, White History is already 365/24/7 –Cradle to Grave! Did these guys think this one out or is it just a marketing ploy? Or is it reality, White folks are the only ones with money to eat out!

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Submitted by Wanbli Koyake on
Hau Mitakuyepi, Wopila woyakapi woiha kin. Greetings my Relatives, I thank you for the funny story. Here's something funnier, White History is already 365/24/7 –Cradle to Grave! Did these guys think this one out or is it just a marketing ploy? Or is it reality, White folks are the only ones with money to eat out!

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Submitted by stevef on
I find some humor is this. I wonder when, in a few years that the whites are the minority in the USA, .........and then 2020 they start of the NAAWP, 2025 Cable TV channels 4,000 to 6,000 will be white only, 2030 Affirmative Action programs to establish quota's for whites in colleges and universities? 2040, they celebrate first white male elected to be US president since President Schwarzenegger.
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