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  • I would not frequent such a business

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  • I would frequent such a business

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  • No one I know would frequent such a business

    13 21.67%
  • A small handful of folks I know might frequent such a business

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  • A significant number of people I know would frequent such a business

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  • Over half the people I know would frequent such a business

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  • Most people I know would frequent such a business

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Thread: How many people do you know that would do business with segregationists?

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    How many people do you know that would do business with segregationists?

    Based on the "John Stossel called for a repeal of the public accomodations portion of the Civil Rights Act" thread. If that portion was repealed and it was legal to openly deny service based on race and such a business opened up in your neighborhood, would you do business there? Would anyone you know do business there?

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    EDIT: Can a mod fix the typo in the title. I hate my typing skills (or lack thereof).
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    Re: How many people do you kow that would do a business with segregationists?

    It's hard to say.
    I wouldn't think many people I know would be doing business with Walmart, but I guess people are selfish and avaricious by nature, and will throw their principles to the winds when it comes to being able to purchase whatever trashy geegaws they want at lower prices and all in one convenient location.

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    Re: How many people do you kow that would do a business with segregationists?

    I'm white. If a black owner denied service to whites, I'd have no choice. I couldn't shop/eat/drink there.
    Oh you probably meant... If a white owner denied service to blacks... would I go there. Absolutely not and I don't know anyone who would.

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    Re: How many people do you kow that would do a business with segregationists?

    I wouldn't spend my money at any store that refused service to people of any race, religion, or sexual orientation. I know a few people who would visit a store light that only if they had good prices (people who put super savings above company ethics).
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    Re: How many people do you kow that would do a business with segregationists?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    I wouldn't spend my money at any store that refused service to people of any race, religion, or sexual orientation. I know a few people who would visit a store light that only if they had good prices (people who put super savings above company ethics).
    I can't see that any business would be able to have super savings if they were say.. a whites only or blacks only establishment. Prices are kept down by the volumn of sales they are able to make.
    Possibly an elite black or white store could stay in business, but I doubt it.

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    Re: How many people do you kow that would do a business with segregationists?

    If I was aware of such a policy, I would avoid such a store for a couple reasons:

    Because they had such a policy.
    Because the owner(s)/employee(s) would likely have certain views that, if I were around them, might give me the urge to do physical harm to them.

    If I wasn’t aware of such a policy, I would go to such a place if they had something that gave me reason to.

    In the immediate area that I live in, the majority of the population is White/Caucasian, so lack of minorities in a small business would not set off alarm bells. A large one, such as Wal-Mart (although I can't see them putting such a policy in place, they didn't get to the point they are by being stupid), is another story.

    I casually know of a few people who might still go to a place with such a policy, and less who might because of such a policy.

    About….2-5 people, that I’ve come into contact with face-to-face.
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    Re: How many people do you kow that would do a business with segregationists?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    It's hard to say.
    I wouldn't think many people I know would be doing business with Walmart, but I guess people are selfish and avaricious by nature, and will throw their principles to the winds when it comes to being able to purchase whatever trashy geegaws they want at lower prices and all in one convenient location.
    In a way i think your right but only when people are detached from the situation i think at least in free societies the majority of people will do the right thing.
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    Re: How many people do you know that would do business with segregationists?

    Quote Originally Posted by Psychoclown View Post
    Based on the "John Stossel called for a repeal of the public accomodations portion of the Civil Rights Act" thread. If that portion was repealed and it was legal to openly deny service based on race and such a business opened up in your neighborhood, would you do business there? Would anyone you know do business there?

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    EDIT: Can a mod fix the typo in the title. I hate my typing skills (or lack thereof).
    I voted that I wouldn't patronize a store like that. It does remind me of one time when my party of six was asked to leave an otherwise all black church gathering at a fund-raiser held at Arlington Park Race Track. We bought tickets quite by accident. But decided to stay once we realized what had happened. After about thirty minutes, the minister came over and very nicely asked us if we'd mind moving out of their church gathering....said we'd probaby be more comfortable. He was right. We were.
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    Re: How many people do you know that would do business with segregationists?

    Here we have a Cowboys of Color rodeo.
    Or at least we did have one, at least once.
    I was downtown with my kids who were about 8 and 9, and they saw a poster for this rodeo and asked me a billion questions about it.
    My conclusion was that minority cowboys have traditionally excluded from regular rodeos, and so they've started their own.
    Although I don't for sure if that's true. It just sounds convincing.

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    Re: How many people do you know that would do business with segregationists?

    I would conduct business with a business that had segregation. I would have no problems with it if everyone had the same opportunity to have such a business.

    Some persons may see me as racist for the way that I see things, perhaps I am. But I am a white heterosexual that generally prefers the company of other white heterosexual men. This is not to say that if you do not fit that description that I would not be your friend just as you may not be someone I'm interested in if you do fit that description. I generally tend to have more in common with people that more closely resemble me and my lifestyle and as a result generally get along better with them.

    If a business catered exclusively to white hetero men I would probably frequent such a place. For me it works both ways. If a person wished to start a gay baseball team that only allowed gays to participate. I have absolutely no problem with it what so ever. But If I wish to have a heterosexual baseball team then I should be allowed to.

    I find that most people segregate themselves by choice not even realizing it. Yet when they notice someone else doing this they are seen as racist.

    How many heterosexual men here frequent a gay bar? The drinks are the same. I would guess not that many. Does this make you a homophobe? or perhaps your interests simply are not the same and therefor you go with more like minded people.

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