Tlaib condemns bar crawl event in Detroit as 'racist bulls---'

Michigan Rep. Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibTlaib calls on Amash to join impeachment resolution Rep. Tlaib is wrong — Jews were never given 'a safe haven' in Palestine Tlaib becomes first Muslim woman to preside over House MORE (D) took to Twitter on Wednesday to call out a bar crawl event in Detroit with a theme some have condemned for embracing “racist imagery."

“This is some racist bullshit (yep I cursed again...get over it!) right here,” Tlaib tweeted in reference to the event. “Who is sponsoring it?” 

“@onemichigan can help organize some of us to call it out. Our kids and families can't be exposed to these types of disgusting events,”  the congresswoman continued, calling on One Michigan, which is a local organization that works to provide resources to immigrant communities, for help in condemning the event.

Her tweet came in response to another post shared by Raquel Castañeda-López, who is a member of the City Council of Detroit, that also condemned the event.

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In the tweet, Castañeda-López wrote: “Just found out about this event and tried to reach the organizers via Twitter and they already had me blocked. That is outrageous!”

The initial tweet that prompted outrage from Tlaib and Castañeda-López contained a screenshot from an event being marketed by a group called “Bar Crawl Live” on its Facebook page that also featured a photo depicting white women in sombreros and mustaches.

Though the post for the event, which was dated for Dec. 21, appears to have since been removed from the business’s account, other posts shared from its profile that day advertised a similar event that was marketed as “Tacos N’ Tequila Crawl” in Detroit, as well as another in Raleigh, N.C., and Hoboken, N.J.