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    Re: Would you patronize a business that discriminated against a race?

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    If it was legal .....

    If a business -- any business -- decided to put a sign in their window saying "No [insert any race here] Allowed", would you still patronize that business?

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    I shop where I want to shop because it has the best value, best quality for the price, convenience, etc. I'm too damn old to make purchases a political statement for me.

    The only time I decide not to spend money with some business is if they are cruel to animals in some way. Other than that, I don't give a **** what they do or what they stand for.
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    Re: Would you patronize a business that discriminated against a race?

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    If it was legal .....

    If a business -- any business -- decided to put a sign in their window saying "No [insert any race here] Allowed", would you still patronize that business?

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    No. Though I will give a caveat being totally honest.

    If it was a service industry business, and they had a sign indicating they'd disallow those who english isn't a first language, or indicating that they would not hire an individual they felt was not fluent/understandable enough in English....I may actually be more inclined to patronize their establishment.

    I drive 15 extra minutes to a farther away Home Depot typically, because the majority of the workers at that one seem to generally be English as a first language speakers...where as the one closest to me is typically filled with employees who are unbelievably difficult to communicate with.

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    Re: Would you patronize a business that discriminated against a race?

    Quote Originally Posted by LeoVlaming View Post
    Seems like an easy solution: everything I call racist is racist. A bit simplistic for me.
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    Re: Would you patronize a business that discriminated against a race?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    There are places it does - today. It's done informally.

    But the business being able to do it at all is a threat to society because the damage done to society by the act is undeniable. Just one business doing so, openly or otherwise, represents a threat to the targeted race collectively when that race is a minority.
    That's why it would be a great experiment. Some state should provide, upon request, a different business license (no more cost, etc) for those that desire to not serve someone based on race, gender, sexual orientation, anything.

    The only stipulation is that they MUST post a sign where clearly visible to the public stating whom they will not serve. If they dont have the special license and post the sign, then they cant discriminate.

    I threw this out as a hypothetical in a thread on businesses not wanting to support gay weddings. (And yes, I realize even today many businesses to discriminate without doing it blatantly).
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    Re: Would you patronize a business that discriminated against a race?

    https://youtu.be/SzXXvUjg8Fo
    Quote Originally Posted by Gimmesometruth View Post
    Uh huh...
    So is this guy racist? He says pretty much word for word what I said, and you called me a racist for it.

    https://youtu.be/SzXXvUjg8Fo

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    Re: Would you patronize a business that discriminated against a race?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    https://youtu.be/SzXXvUjg8Fo

    So is this guy racist? He says pretty much word for word what I said, and you called me a racist for it.

    https://youtu.be/SzXXvUjg8Fo
    Dude. You claimed that you didn't advocate for racial discrimination, and
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    rubbed your nose in it. Face it, guy - you got caught.

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    Re: Would you patronize a business that discriminated against a race?

    Sure I would.

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    Re: Would you patronize a business that discriminated against a race?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    https://youtu.be/SzXXvUjg8Fo

    So is this guy racist? He says pretty much word for word what I said, and you called me a racist for it.

    https://youtu.be/SzXXvUjg8Fo
    If he believes he can as a business owner discriminate against customers based on race, as you advocate business owners should be able to to, then he is a supporter of racial discrimination, like you. Why in the first place a person would want to practice racial discrimination is another thing entirely, but more than likely it is based on racist beliefs (hate).

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    Re: Would you patronize a business that discriminated against a race?

    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Contrarian View Post
    Dude. You claimed that you didn't advocate for racial discrimination, and rubbed your nose in it. Face it, guy - you got caught.

    If you are wise, you will do a mea culpa - you'd be surprised how forgiving people are when you admit that you were wrong - even stupidly wrong - about something.
    You didn't answer my question. Is that guy, who stayed the exact same thing I did, also a racist?

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    Re: Would you patronize a business that discriminated against a race?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    You didn't answer my question. Is that guy, who stayed the exact same thing I did, also a racist?
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    "Applies to government ONLY"?

    So Lincoln was wrong when he said our government was "OF the people, BY the people, FOR the people"?

    What's more, I think you're forgetting what the Preamble of the DofI said:

    "We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."

    "Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity" - I guess in YOUR book, they're only referring to government workers, and not to ALL the American people. Thankfully, the great majority of Americans agree that it does refer to ALL Americans...and that "equality under the law" applies to ALL Americans...even the ones who are not so lily-white as yourself.
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