Black People : Did you get this Memo and Action Plan?

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  1. truetothecause

    truetothecause Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Received today in an email. Did you get this memo?


    On Wednesday, Rand Paul, the GOP’s US Senate candidate for Kentucky repeated his claim that a central piece of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was wrong, and that businesses should be free to discriminate against whomever they please.1 Paul and his supporters don’t seem to care that without federal intervention, Black people might still be second-class citizens in many aspects of American life: where we eat, where we work, even where we live.

    Then, on Thursday, FOX anchor John Stossel went even further, calling for the section of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that applies to business to be repealed.2 And he’s refused to back down.

    While Paul may have started this outrage, he can be taken care of at the ballot box — FOX News can’t.

    Stossel’s position is an affront to Black America and everyone in this country who believes in racial progress. It’s one thing to be a candidate with backwards views. It’s another to be employed by a supposed news network and to use that platform to push hateful ideas that our nation repudiated decades ago.

    It’s time that FOX drop Stossel. If people like you stand up in huge numbers and FOX does not act, it will be clear that FOX stands with Stossel and his values — and we'll go directly after the network with a public campaign unlike anything we’ve pursued to date.

    FOX has a history of providing a platform for bigoted views and race-baiting. Most recently you helped us hold FOX accountable by stripping Glenn Beck of more than 100 of his advertisers, after Beck called President Obama a “racist” with a “deep-seated hatred for white people.”3

    But Stossel has arguably gone beyond Beck, echoing segregationist arguments from the Jim Crow era:

    "It’s time now to repeal that part of the law because private businesses ought to get to discriminate. And I won’t ever go to a place that’s racist and I will tell everybody else not to and I’ll speak against them. But it should be their right to be racist."

    Stossel went on to argue something that history has disproved time and again — that private business will do the right thing, without being compelled by laws, because no one would patronize a business that discriminates. It’s a blind belief in market fundamentalism that just isn’t in sync with reality. In the '60s, white-owned businesses that allowed Blacks as customers lost business. Market forces actually perpetuated discrimination; they didn’t combat it. Simply put: segregation would still be active in parts of this country if government hadn’t stepped in.

    And recent history has shown that the public accommodations section of the Civil Rights Act is still needed. In 1994, it was used to hold Denny’s Restaurants accountable, after the chain repeatedly refused to seat Black customers.4 Just last year, it was used to go after a Philadelphia pool that prevented Black children from swimming there.5

    It’s time for FOX News to make a choice. Are they going to give Stossel a platform to revive dangerously outdated perspectives? Or will they move with the rest of the nation into the 21st century? Please call on FOX News to fire John Stossel. And once you do, please ask your friends and family to do the same:

    http://www.colorofchange.org/stossel/?id=1940-208706

    Thanks and Peace,

    -- James, Gabriel, William, Dani, Milton and the rest of the ColorOfChange.org team
    May 22nd, 2010

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    References:

    1. “Rand Paul On ‘Maddow’ Defends Criticism Of Civil Rights Act, Says He Would Have Worked To Change Bill,” Huffington Post, 5-20-10
    http://act.colorofchange.org/go/246?akid=1465.579779.-OGLH0&t=7

    2. “Stossel calls for repeal of public accommodations section of Civil Rights Act,” Media Matters, 5-20-10
    http://act.colorofchange.org/go/247?akid=1465.579779.-OGLH0&t=9

    3. “Beck’s UK broadcast runs without ads; over 100 companies have ditched Beck,” Jack and Jill Politics, 2-16-10
    http://act.colorofchange.org/go/248?akid=1465.579779.-OGLH0&t=11

    4. “Denny’s Restaurants to Pay $54 Million in Race Bias Suits,” 5-25-94
    http://act.colorofchange.org/go/251?akid=1465.579779.-OGLH0&t=13

    5. “Justice Department Files Lawsuit Against Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, Country Club Alleging Discrimination,” US Department of Justice press release, 1-13-10
    http://act.colorofchange.org/go/252?akid=1465.579779.-OGLH0&t=15

    Additional:

    “Dancing with the Devil,” ColorOfChange.org, 3-14-07
    http://act.colorofchange.org/go/249?akid=1465.579779.-OGLH0&t=17

    Summary on FOX News and coverage relating to Black Americans
    http://act.colorofchange.org/go/250?akid=1465.579779.-OGLH0&t=19


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  2. medusanegrita

    medusanegrita Well-Known Member MEMBER

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  3. truetothecause

    truetothecause Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i am happy he spoke out. i am weary from arguing with black people who tell me white supremacy is a thing of the past.
     
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    medusanegrita Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    That's different.

    You mean the 20/20 correspondent John Stossel?

    Haven't seen it, so no thoughts on it.

    You mean what I think about Stossel personally?
    He's cute, but his voice irritates me. It's too high pitch for a man.
    And I think he's conservative, not really into conservative white guys.
    He's funny tho. I think he has a sense of humour and I agree with some of media commentary.
     
  6. truetothecause

    truetothecause Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I aint' even gonna lie...I had not heard of him until I received this email.
    Thanks for the heads up regarding his voice. Voices, the tone, pitch and inflection of words..i.e Voice....makes a difference if one's message is heard or not. For the very reasons you point out..the fact that it irritates you and is high pitched for a man...
    Reminds me of an instructor I had for "humanities" course that first year of college and living on campus...class was 8 am and instructors voices was monotone for 2-3 hrs....I did get a d in that class....got A's in all subjects related to what I was interested in knowing....science stuff biology, zoology, anatomy & physiology ...


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  7. truetothecause

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    agreed:toast:
    Step 1:
    "We admit we live in a world where white supremacy is the primary ideological belief system and we have been programmed into that system. As a result, our lives have become unmanageable".
    Effects of Slavery explains what is 'wrong' with them that they don't believe stuff stink till they smell it

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    It is sad because the evidence is now out in the open
     
  9. jamesfrmphilly

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    it needs to be out in the open. now we can deal with it.
     
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    Da Flash going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    How many of us will still be in denial?

    I for one like my racism out in the open. If you don't want me in your establishment, why would I want to give you my money??
     
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