Oy! The Latino Pizza Menace!!
Apparently a Pizza Patron (founded by an Italian Lebanese guy) , a chain located in Texas and other parts of the Southwest has caused quite a ruckus by accepting payment in Pesos. Not I'm not sure why this is a problem, as I have visited border states in Mexico, and have found that many business quite happily accept payment in US dollars.
Now here's what Mr. Krikorian had to day:
Mark Krikorian, executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies in Washington, a group that seeks to limit immigration, said he was concerned that Hispanics could create a parallel mainstream in the United States.
"It's a trivial example, but Hispanics now have their own pizza chain," Krikorian said. "It's a consequence of having too many people arrive from a single foreign culture, and may well reflect a kind of cultural secession."
Hmm, just substitute "Jewish" and "kosher restaurants" in the above sentence for "Hispanics" and what you have is Boro Park. How long will it take to start hearing antisemitism from the wingnuts?
The other thing is that this is a Mexican thing, not a "Hispanic" thing, after All Pizza Patron does not accept payment in bolivianos, or Uruguayan pesos, or Brazilian reals, or guarani. It only accepts Mexian pesos, which seems reasonable to me, as Texas is right next door to Mexico.