Gerald Rose, the leader of the human rights group that planned a press conference at a Marietta bar known for its controversial signs, is now planning a sit-in at the bar on Sept. 22 at 3 p.m.
Mulligan's Food & Spirits has been known to have signs with racial slurs referring to Hispanic people and other groups. The former bar owner, Mike Norman, made national headlines when he sold T-shirts depicting then presidential nominee Barack Obama as the monkey Curious George.
Rose wrote in an email to Patch:
"...they have left comments on our New Order facebook fan page saying things about the racist sign and other things..at this point its not about Obama its about disrespecting African-Americans as a whole.."
A man named Justin Roberts responded to a post on the New Order National Human Rights Facebook page about the sit-in:
"Come on down, we'd love to have you! We make everyone feel at home at mulligans... I'll buy your first drink. And if y'all wanna eat, the cook (that's African American),cooks the best hamburgers and fries you've ever had! I'd be happy to buy you a burger too!!"
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