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Thread: Mexican Restaurant Sorry-Not-Sorry for Racially Insensitive Employee Uniform

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    Default Mexican Restaurant Sorry-Not-Sorry for Racially Insensitive Employee Uniform

    Taco Cid in West Columbia, South Carolina, is getting some attention this week after a Free Times reporter noticed that employees are made to wear a rather racially charged uniform.
    The shirt worn by workers at the Mexican restaurant depicts a cartoonish animal trap with tacos as bait underneath the words "how to catch an illegal immigrant."
    As the Palmetto Public Record notes, "if the shirt's meaning isn't clear enough, the letters are colored with the red, white and green of the Mexican flag."
    On its website, Taco Cid claims its uniform is "a witty and comical statement regarding ILLEGAL immigrants," and contains "NO racial nor hate remarks towards any specific ethnic group."
    The eatery insists that will serve all patrons irrespective of "race, religion or political views." However, it offers no apology for its opinion on the matter of undocumented immigration:
    As most tax paying Americans, we do believe ILLEGAL immigrants are taxing the system we support and live under, thereby, causing us to work harder and pay more taxes in support of their illegal activities which our government has simply chosen to look the other way. Is it racist to disagree with those who are not supporting the American system?
    Taco Cid was once a chain with some four locations across South Carolina, but has since shuttered all but one of its establishments.

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    Mexican Restaurant Sorry-Not-Sorry for Racially Insensitive Employee Uniform

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    Taco Cid peeing on our legs and telling us it's raining with their "all illegal immigrants" bullshit. An Aussie who overstays their visa in the USA would't grab that taco; we're too fat to bend over that far!!! :/

    Gosh darn it, Honey - how did ya do that? I've been trying to post a new thread in in the News Forum for over an hour!
    Who was the first person to say, "See that chicken there? I'm gonna eat the next thing that comes outta its bum"?

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    What assholes. I hope enough people refuse to eat there and they wind up bankrupt.
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    FFS. So I wonder if the taco works for all ILLEGAL immigrants or if they've also got potatoes for Irish immigrants, borscht for the Russians, etc. They could make up entire chains of non-racist, anti-ILLEGAL immigrant, ethnic eateries. How kitschy.

    That statement. OMG. They serve the same QUALITY and QUANTITY of food regardless of race and religion? What the hell?
    Gross, put it away. You could dress beautifully but you gotta be Miss Granny Panty Whore.
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    That's just wrong.

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    big deal. People are so freaking touchy.
    Froogy and Charmed Hour like this.
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    I have seen the same for black people. Instead of tacos under the box, it chicken, and a slice of watermelon.
    "Fashion is an art, but individuality is the key"

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    Quote Originally Posted by msdeb View Post
    People are so freaking touchy.
    With good reason it would seem.

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