View Poll Results: What's More Important - the "Right" to Discriminate, or Freedom From Discrimination?

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    38 33.04%
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    77 66.96%
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    Re: Which Is More Important? The Right to Discriminate, or Freedom from Discriminati

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitcaebannog View Post
    It protects people from being treated unequal due to their attributes. It does not promote servitude. The word servitude is being misused.
    Hate to break it to you but people do have a right to be racist. And they have a right to freedom of association. If you force them to provide service to someone then that is indeed involuntary servitude. A form of slavery that exists for even 1 second is still slavery.
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    Re: Which Is More Important? The Right to Discriminate, or Freedom from Discriminati

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Respecting both parties right to either accept or refuse being involved in commerce is not making one superior to the other.
    If the seller would like to refuse being involved in commerce, he can close his business.

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    Re: Which Is More Important? The Right to Discriminate, or Freedom from Discriminati

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitcaebannog View Post
    No, protect does not mean favors.
    And what laws are there that protect the business owner from similar racism? Such as my example in post 1259. None. That is favoring. Not protection.
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    Re: Which Is More Important? The Right to Discriminate, or Freedom from Discriminati

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitcaebannog View Post
    A business owner is not a King or a lord whose desires should trump every other human being.
    Nor is a consumer.
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    Re: Which Is More Important? The Right to Discriminate, or Freedom from Discriminati

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Hate to break it to you but people do have a right to be racist. And they have a right to freedom of association. If you force them to provide service to someone then that is indeed involuntary servitude. A form of slavery that exists for even 1 second is still slavery.
    I never said people don't have a right to be racist. I said people don't have a right to shut others out of business transactions due to their prejudices.

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    Re: Which Is More Important? The Right to Discriminate, or Freedom from Discriminati

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitcaebannog View Post
    Refusing to allow another person a business transaction due to their race etc... is allowing them to be superior over another.
    Thats a two way street bud. You do realize that don't you? That allowing a person to force a business transaction with someone that doesn't want to do so is allowing that person to be superior over another.
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    Re: Which Is More Important? The Right to Discriminate, or Freedom from Discriminati

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitcaebannog View Post
    A business owner is not a King or a lord whose desires should trump every other human being.
    Of course not. Just on his private property as is everyone's right on their private property.

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitcaebannog View Post
    Refusing to allow another person a business transaction due to their race etc... is allowing them to be superior over another.
    So if a black person as the buyer refuses to allow a business transaction to occur with a white seller, based purely on race, then the black is being superior to the white?
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    Re: Which Is More Important? The Right to Discriminate, or Freedom from Discriminati

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitcaebannog View Post
    I never said people don't have a right to be racist. I said people don't have a right to shut others out of business transactions due to their prejudices.
    You forgot the "Freedom of Association" part of my post. Between the two, yes, people do have a right to shut others out of business transactions due to their prejudices.
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    Re: Which Is More Important? The Right to Discriminate, or Freedom from Discriminati

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitcaebannog View Post
    Refusing to allow another person a business transaction due to their race etc... is allowing them to be superior over another.
    Both parties have the right to refuse to commence in commerce for any reason. How is treating both parties the same making one superior to the other?

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    Re: Which Is More Important? The Right to Discriminate, or Freedom from Discriminati

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Nor is a consumer.
    Tell me how I'm acting like a lord if I am waiting in line to purchase a bottle of water?

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