It started when a mexican restaurant in Iowa put up a sign reading “We Believe Black lives matter, No human is illegal, Science is real, Women’s rights are human rights.”
The backlash was almost immediate; with some customers taking umbridge with a restaraunt they attended turning quote “political.”
The thing is, Alfonso Medina, owner of La Carreta Mexican Grill in Marshalltown, Iowa, didn’t consider the sign political at all. “I didn’t think there was anything bad,” he said, admitting that his wife called him “brave” for placing the sign in front of the business.
Saying on Instagram “We’re just trynna change the world with good food, drinks and a few standing up for what we believe in just like Anglo owned companies do. If others have the right to be vocal, so do we. We’re sorry your burrito had to get political, but it was the only way y’all would listen.”
But he concluded both posts by saying “No Love, No Tacos.” Which many people appreciated. So much so that they started asking for a T-shirt bearing the phrase.
So what did Medina do? He copyrighted the slogan and produced shirts and other merchandise with it. Proceeds from the sales are going to a local community college scholarship fund. He also paid for a billboard near the restaurant to put up the slogan.
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But Alfonso also likes to keep things positive: “I am someone who takes something negative and tries to turn it into something 10 times more positive,” Medina said. “If they don’t want us, they should align their ideals and their comments with the food they eat.”
Story and Image from CNN.