An interesting thread developed in response to my post yesterday on Pappy Red’s BBQ – a well established Cumming barbecue restaurant that recently set up shop on Chattahoochee Ave. (The sign reads “P. Red’s BBQ”).
My 13-year-old daughter, who is very attuned to issues of justice and wrongdoing, was offended by all the representations of Native Americans in the decor — lots of stern-faced chiefs in headdresses. She was so incensed that she wanted to talk to the owners. I dissuaded her with a “maybe next time” as we were in a bit of a hurry.
I mentioned this exchange in the comments section, and a couple of readers responded that I should have let her express her offense.
What do you think? Have you ever gone to a restaurant and been put off by racial or cultural stereotyping in the decor?