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    Would you patronize a business that discriminated against a race?

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    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?

    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.
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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 I wouldn't.
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    Re: Would you patronize a business that discriminated against a race?

    Nope. Most wouldn't, but that's still not good enough reason to allow said discrimination, as many libertarians/conservatives would argue.

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

    I don't think you'd find many people these days who would.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by a351 View Post
    Nope. Most wouldn't, but that's still not good enough reason to allow said discrimination, as many libertarians/conservatives would argue.
    I think it's idiotic to frame the issue in anything other than a sociological perspective. The damage done to society is the issue at hand, not whether an individual likes it.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    I don't think you'd find many people these days who would.
    That's what I'm assuming. A business would never survive.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    That's what I'm assuming. A business would never survive.
    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.

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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?

    Anonymous poll.
    I wouldn't personally patronize any business that I knew discriminated for any reason. I live in a very large city and there's nothing I want or need to buy that I can't buy in dozens or hundreds of different places. And one of the best parts of living in this city is the diversity of businesses and their owners.
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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.
    There is no threat when that business doesn't have the support of the vast majority of America. Look at the Westboro creeps -- they have zero traction because 99% of people don't believe in what they say or do.


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