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By Victor Trammell A small southern town Mexican restaurant has created a stir over some controversial t-shirts worn by its employees. A worker tweeted a picture of another worker at Taco Cid of West Columbia, S.C. It shows the employee wearing one of the restaurant’s uniform shirts with a picture of  two tacos below a box trap and a label that reads: “How To Catch An Illegal Immigrant.” Taco Cid has defended the shirts stating that the picture and theme on the uniforms is a joke. However, critics and immigrant rights activists have decried the t-shirts as racist and culturally insensitive. B. Loewe, a spokesman for the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, told Fox News: “There’s nothing funny about a child crying as its mother is being taken away by police. There’s nothing to joke about when it comes to our immigration policies. This T-shirt is not funny.” Taco Cid contends that the joke is not directed at any racia or ethnic group whatsoever. Reps for the business adamantly claim to have a firm position against illegal immigration. In a post on its website, Taco Cid also suggested that people who did not concur with their firm position on illegal immigrantion ought to  stay away from their establishment. “Our T-shirts were created as a witty and comical statement regarding illegal immigrants. There are no racial nor hate remarks towards any specific ethnic group,” the restaurant’s statement read. The message continued saying:  “We serve every individual with the same quality of service, and respect in a friendly and welcoming manner. And employees are not forced to wear this shirt.”      

South Carolina Restaurant Invokes Outrage Over Racist T-Shirts Worn By Employees

Taco-Cid1-276x300By Victor Trammell

A small southern town Mexican restaurant has created a stir over some controversial t-shirts worn by its employees. A worker tweeted a picture of another worker at Taco Cid of West Columbia, S.C. It shows the employee wearing one of the restaurant’s uniform shirts with a picture of  two tacos below a box trap and a label that reads: “How To Catch An Illegal Immigrant.” Taco Cid has defended the shirts stating that the picture and theme on the uniforms is a joke. However, critics and immigrant rights activists have decried the t-shirts as racist and culturally insensitive.

B. Loewe, a spokesman for the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, told Fox News:

“There’s nothing funny about a child crying as its mother is being taken away by police. There’s nothing to joke about when it comes to our immigration policies. This T-shirt is not funny.”

 

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