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  • ‘Rude, racist’ ‘Rude, racist’ T-shirt sales soaring as debate grows hotter

    01/17/2013 4:13:00 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 17 replies
    The State ^ | Jan. 16, 2013 | JEFF WILKINSON
    COLUMBIA, SC — The owner of a restaurant selling T-shirts comparing catching illegal immigrants to capturing animals has seen a spike in business since the controversy made national headlines last week. The T-shirts being sold at the Taco Cid restaurant in West Columbia feature a box propped open with a stick and string as a rudimentary trap baited with two tacos. The shirts read “How to Catch an Illegal Immigrant” in red, green and white — the colors of the Mexican flag. Leanne Snelgrove, 29, said the restaurant has sold about 400 of the T-shirts — each with a $37.95...
  • We don't say 'thank God for South Carolina' nearly enough (Joey Kennedy)

    01/10/2013 6:48:50 AM PST · by alancarp · 18 replies
    al.com blog post ^ | Jan 9, 2013 | Joey Kennedy | jkennedy@al.com
    There is a Mexican restaurant that outfits its workers in racist, anti-immigrant T-shirts. Thank God this restaurant is in South Carolina, not Alabama. We don't need another hit to our already battered reputation. Taco Cid, located in West Columbia, S.C., is now selling the T-shirts that depict "How to catch an illegal immigrant" and a drawing of the old-style box traps using a couple of tacos as bait. The restaurant's owner, Leanne Snelgrove, in a television interview, is so unaware and disconnected that she argues there is nothing racist or hateful about the T-shirt. A company statement posted on its...