- Sep 3, 2019
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- Valparaiso, Indiana USA
And believe me, I know "beaner" IS racist after living in Phoenix, Arizona for 33 years. There's NO reason for this restaurant owner to "fan the flames" so to speak. It's just a stupid move on his part.'Beaner" IS a racist term to describe those of Mexican heritage.How is it racist?Yep, just a TAD bit racist. But it IS his restaurant, and if he doesn't do good business BECAUSE of his racism, it's ALL on HIS racist ass.Well, here in Amarillo, there is a new restaurant opening up, and it's causing a bit of a stir here in town. The local evening news just reported that a white lawyer named Jesse Quackenbush has opened up a new restaurant that serves fancy bean dishes, burritos and coffee, and has named it "The Big Beaner". He says that it's not racist, and that it is a humorous way to advertise the food that they serve.
Unfortunately for him, Amarillo has a large Hispanic population, and one of the racial slurs used against Mexicans is to call them "beaners", a reference to the fact that their diet includes beans as one of their main foods.
So, I already know what some people's opinions are about this place, I've posted a link that a DJ here wrote. Unfortunately, the local news doesn't have this up on their website yet, so when I can get a news story, I will post that link as well.
Being a Mexican-American I have been the victim of racial slurs. Racial bias is all around us and we should not promote it or even accept it.knue.com