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Sky Diving Company Facing Claims of Racism

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    Sky Diving Company Facing Claims of Racism
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    A North Texas sky diving company’s rules barring customers who are in the country illegally are being called “racist” in a flood of social media posts, but defended by the business owner.

    Skydive Tandem Greenville, also known as Dallas Skydive Lodge, states on its website: “If you are in this country illegally, please go home and sky-dive in your own country. We don’t want any money you obtained in the USA illegally.”

    Angelica Escobedo, who lives in Irving, shared a screenshot of the rules because she found them discriminatory. Her post had more than 100 shares.

    “They assume ‘if you don't speak English, you are here illegally’ and that is not OK. If we don't stand up for those who can't stand up for themselves, then who are we as a society or as a city?” she said.

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    That prompted nearly 100 negative reviews on the company’s Facebook page in the last 24 hours. On Thursday, the company owner doubled down by defending his rules requiring legal and English-speaking customers.

    Read more from our partners at the Dallas Morning News here.

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