It is refreshing to see someone like this pair of first generation Americans of Mexican decent celebrate "White Appreciation Day.
From Fox 10 TV in Milliken, Colorado:
Two Hispanic owners of a barbecue restaurant plan to offer all white people a discount on their food for "White Appreciation Day."
Edgar Antillon and Miguel Jimenez, of Rubbin Buttz BBQ and Country Cafe, announced a 10-percent discount will be given to whites June 11.
"We want to highlight the positive," Antillon said Friday. "We don't want people to focus on the negative. Every time you hear 'white,' it has this cloud over it."
Antillon said the idea started as a joke. He and Jimenez were talking about how there was a Black History Month and a Hispanic Heritage Month, but there was nothing specifically celebrating white cultural achievements.
"The joke turned into a reality," he said.
There are no plans to have appreciation days for any other races or cultural groups.
Update: KUSA-TV reports that the restaurant had to be evacuated because of a bomb threat and the owner have received numerous threats.
The restaurant in Milliken that gained national attention after a 9NEWS story about it's idea for a "White Appreciation Day" was evacuated Friday due to a bomb threat.
The Hispanic owner of Rubbin Buttz BBQ, Edgar Antillion, says they received numerous threats Friday.
The restaurant hung a sign reading "White Appreciation Day! June 11th. Because all Americans should be celebrated!!" It plans on giving white customers a 10 percent discount.