MILLIKEN, Colo. – A restaurant in Colorado is turning some heads after they announced they will host a “White Appreciation Day” next month.
The Hispanic owners of the barbecue restaurant says offering a “White Appreciation Day” started as a joke, but now they have added it to their calendar.
On June 11, Edgar Antillon and Miguel Jimenez plan to offer a 10% discount to all white customers and no one else at their restaurant, Rubbin’ Buttz BBQ.
“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.”
The men expect they might receive backlash, and say they realize there’s a history of racism in America.
Antillon says the discount is not meant to discriminate, but instead bring people together.
“We’re all American, whether you came from a different country or you were born here,” Antillon said. “We’re all American.”