Retailer Denies Sign Is a Slur; with 'Gringo,' Some See Store as Catering to Illegals
Byline: Tom Ramstack, THE WASHINGTON TIMES
A Casa Furniture and Bedding store in Alexandria has been advertising easy credit with a twist: "no gringo papers" necessary.
A sign outside the store at the intersection of North Beauregard and King streets reads, "Credito sin papeles de gringo." In English, that could be translated to say "Credit without gringo papers."
Blanca Granados, the store's assistant manager, translated the message to mean "just 'without white papers,' like Social Security or like that."
Miss Granados said the store requires customers who purchase furniture on credit to fill out an application and provide personal documentation. …
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Publication information: Article title: Retailer Denies Sign Is a Slur; with 'Gringo,' Some See Store as Catering to Illegals. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: November 16, 2007. Page number: B01. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 2007 Gale Group.
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