Colorado Restaurant Plans to Hold 'White Appreciation Day'

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    Having and basing a sale off of the color of someone's skin?

    Smacks of Jim Crow.

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    Of course you don't. :rolleyes:

    I've got a few practical questions :

    -Do very white (like aryan-white) people get the same 10% discount as people who are of darker complexion, but still undeniably white (say, Portuguese)? That seems unfair, after all, they're much whiter so they should be more appreciated.

    -People who are only 1/4 black, do they get a proportional 7.5% discount?

    -What if they are black, but not too dark?

    -Do white non-US citizens still get the 10%?

    -Is there a pantone sampler with a cut-off tone in case there's a discrepancy about the applicability of the discount?
     
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    Seems to be a pattern emerging.

    • Do something dumb and divisive
    • Wait for public backlash
    • Whine about injustice, kick off a fundraising campaign on social media
    • Profit!
     
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    Jim Crow were laws based on race, this is a restaurant having a sale based on it. Of course the restaurant is only doing this as a publicity stunt or to make a point. They'll get backlash, this will be in the news, then their restaurant will be famous and will receive financial support/patrons from the group of people who like what they are doing. This sort of thing certainly does seem to be getting more common, which reflects the growing racial tensions in the United States.
     
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    In another thread I was asking these questions about affirmative action and nobody had any answers. Worth mentioning that in the other thread universities were actually grading differently based on perceived skin color. How that is done nobidy could tell me.
     
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    What does Northrup say about it?
     
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    Nothing. He is busy ****ing his wife.
     
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    How did you feel about affirmative action ?
     
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    I don't want any handouts predicated on my skin color, no thanks.
     
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    I have no problems with handjobs predicated on my skin color, yes please :)
     
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    How do they determine? Must just be a loose appraisal based on visual judgement, which might cause them some discrimination issues. Will you get the discount with a tan? Does 75% white count? If not, what if you are 75% white, mascarading as 100% white? ;)

    I know we have Black History Month as a means of raising awareness of this side of our history dominated by whiteness, but has there ever been a Black Appreciation Day?
     
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    Have they not learned from the Nj deli that tried that?
     
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    A business giving discounts based on race is also thoroughly illegal. But don't worry, Fox News will have their backs and will try to convince us all that these business owners are the victim.
     
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    This topic reminded me of 'Ladies' Night' discounts, which I was under the impression were illegal.

    Well that's California (at least) but what about Colorado?

    I did not find the commission's resolution mentioned above.

    It appears that unlike California, there is no specific law in Colorado against it, however, the Colorado Civil Rights Commission's resolution is a clear indication of how the state views these types of promotions ... at least eight years ago.
     
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    Dude is Mexican. Maybe he is basing it on anyone of a lighter hue than himself?
     
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    Taxes could do a lot of good if they would't be spent on nonsense like this.
     
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    How should I feel? Someone in another thread spent a considerable amount of time convincing me that blacks are the least thriving ethnic group in the USA, that alone provides the reasoning for Affirmative Action. If whites were the same way, I'd support it just as much.

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    A public school giving extra points due to the color of your skin is RACIST , but hey seems they is ok even if the school receives federal funds .

    I have no problems with what this business is doing.
     
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    That's gotta be the most racist nonsense I've read in a while. :p
     
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    The difference here is that the business is a private practice, where the schools are not. And since the government, via those laws were practicing that suppression/oppression, AA was created to counter their wrongdoings. If the situation were reverse, and it was being done to whites, would you support it as well, if they were 135th on the list of most thriving ethnic groups in the US?

    If anything, this business owner just showed how bigoted it is, as I should not have to be charged a different price for a product based on something I CAN NOT CONTROL. people's minds can change; I can not change the color of my skin.

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    The president should show up and demand a 5% discount.
     
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    Touche. I should send my son and daughter there, then see if the owner has the testicular fortitude to refuse them a discount.

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    2 wrongs don't make a right. How many decades will minority pretend to still be victims ?

    You would be paying the NORMAL price . Discount applied to those he sees fit
     

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