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

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    This is about race, not sexual orientation.
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    Re: Would you patronize a business that discriminated against a race?

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    Oh, stop it right now. Jeez.
    Come on. You knew that was coming.

    You can't have a thread based on blacks and whites without Eco coming in and saying blacks hating whites is not racism. He's like one of those dolls that you pull a string and it talks, and he says the same thing in every argument about this.

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

    And to answer your question, Josie, no, I would not knowingly patronize a business that wanted segregation. In fact, I'd picket outside their door.
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    Re: Would you patronize a business that discriminated against a race?

    Not to derail the thread topic, but although a race-discriminating business would have trouble surviving economically, I'm not sure the same can be said for businesses that openly discriminate against gays. IIRC, some such gay-discriminating businesses actually had their profits increase... at least on the short term... by being "outed" as being against homosexuals. Hobby Lobby and that big chicken franchise come to mind.

    Okay, carry on. Sorry for the diversion.

    Edit: Reading further, I see Josie didn't want a correlation made between race discrimination and homosexual discrimination. Again, I apologize, but still feel the post is relevant to the topic, although I won't add to that discussion.

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    Would you patronize a business that discriminated against a race?

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    Not to derail the thread topic, but although a race-discriminating business would have trouble surviving economically, I'm not sure the same can be said for businesses that openly discriminate against gays. IIRC, some such gay-discriminating businesses actually had their profits increase... at least on the short term... by being "outed" as being against homosexuals. Hobby Lobby and that big chicken franchise come to mind.

    Okay, carry on. Sorry for the diversion.

    Edit: Reading further, I see Josie didn't want a correlation made between race discrimination and homosexual discrimination. Again, I apologize, but still feel the post is relevant to the topic, although I won't add to that discussion.
    Depends on the area. Around here there's so few African Americans that they won't stand the need to ban them. I cannot say the same about Native Americans though. I know plenty of places around here that were not going to take checks from "natives" if they could help it. Practically talked with pride that late at night they get to beat off the drink ones from stores.

    Didn't bother the rest of society though. No one gives a damn.

    I grew up hearing the worst stuff said about Native Americans. The tension is so thick that I don't have any faith whatsoever that if given the opportunity they would do the right thing. They won't. They don't like Natives and have no reason to change.

    That's why I think libertarians are naive as hell to think that the market makes men wise. It doesn't. Given the choice, it allows them to turn into brutes.
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    Re: Would you patronize a business that discriminated against a race?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Depends on the area. Around here there's so few African Americans that they won't stand the need to ban them. I cannot say the same about Native Americans though. I know plenty of places around here that were not going to take checks from "natives" if they could help it.

    Didn't bother the rest of society though. No one gives a damn.

    I grew up hearing the worst stuff said about Native Americans. The tension is so thick that I don't have any faith whatsoever that if given the opportunity they would do the right thing. They won't. They don't like Natives and have no reason to change.

    That's why I think libertarians are naive as hell to think that the market makes men wise. It doesn't. Given the choice, it allows them to turn into brutes.
    I've never lived in an area where others were openly subjected to that kind of hostility and discrimination because of their race. I love you, Fiddy, but suspect I would not do well where you live.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    No, I remember a few years back Maurice's restaurant in South Carolina (famous for this Carolina style mustard based bbq sauce) started handing out literature at the restaurants advocating separation of race. That alone was enough to get Wal-Mart, Food Lion, etc to stop selling his sauces and for several others to boycott him and his restaurants. Really, it's just a bad business decision to even advocate for any kind of discrimination.
    It is almost always a bad business decision to break with the paradigm of the surrounding society. This is fine, when in so many cases the paradigm is right. But it is hindersome, when the paradigm has got it wrong.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    No I wouldn't.
    Would you stick to that decision, if the word 'Aryans' were inserted?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    I've never lived in an area where others were openly subjected to that kind of hostility and discrimination because of their race. I love you, Fiddy, but suspect I would not do well where you live.
    Same here. I think that, unfortunately, a lot of people think it's OK to hate Native Americans. I don't understand it, but it's there, and it's brushed under the rug, just like other kinds of discrimination that shall not be spoken of in this thread.
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