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Published On: Fri, Jul 10th, 2015

Ryan Koch’s petition says Cracker Barrel name offends ‘European Americans’

An Iowa man is petitioning Cracker Barrel to change its name, removing the “offensive” term “Cracker” from its name, which could be offensive to European Americans.

As the Confederate flag comes down in South Carolina and the Washington Redskins are fighting to keep their name, Ryan Koch of Des Moines, Iowa is calling for a rally to object to the use of the word “cracker” and how hurtful that is to “white people.”

Caucasian barrel?

“Change the name C****er Barrel to Caucasian Barrel. After all, white people should have something to be offended by, too!” his petition concludes.

“im black and i dont want people to feel left out of racism equal racism across the globe….treat everyone equal…lets call it interracial barrel,” one poster commented on the petition.

Another warned that “White Castle is next!”

no racism symbol slash logoFrom his petition:

I say all of us European Americans start protesting C****er Barrel. It uses an offensive slur and it is deeply offensive and mocks our long and proud heritage.

The name is offensive, their logo stereotypes European Americans as people who sit on chairs and lean against what appears to be a bourbon barrel, claiming we are all a bunch of alcoholics. Sure, they’ll SAY it’s a “cracker” barrel but everyone knows crackers don’t come in barrels, they come in bags and boxes!

Change the name C****er Barrel to Caucasian Barrel. After all, white people should have something to be offended by, too!

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  1. Let’s Move On « A Writer's Voice says:

    […] Read the story here: Petition to Change Name […]

  2. Alexx Orr says:

    Okay so I don’t know how true this is but if you ask me this Ryan Koch guy needs to get a life…. This has got to be the stupidest thing I have ever read….. GROW UP PEOPLE!!!!
    That’s all I have to say

    • john peake says:

      why not? it’s just as good a reason as a lot of the other changes we have done lately. I think we should target any and “all racism”. Be it black, white, red, yellow, or gray.
      Now is the prime time to do this, while most progressives will protest and support just about anything.
      Just look around you. Have you EVER seen anything like this anywhere at any time?

      • Alexx Orr says:

        Yes I am very aware of what’s going on.. My point is Cracker Barrel has been for how long and now all of the sudden people want to say it’s racism… But yet if people actually thought the name was racist do you really think they would be as busy as they are every day of the week…. People need to step back and look at the racist stuff that is actually RACIST…. Leave Cracker Barrel out of it.. There are bigger problems in the world…

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