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but we are all EQUALLY protected under the Constitution... right?
The issue for me is that I be treated fairly.
I remember leraning about Civil Rights in a Constitional Law course and discovering that Civil Rights legislation was not enacted under the Equal Protection Clause, as many would believe. This means that Congress did not feel like it was an 'equality' issue; when they began forcing white private business owners to service patrons they did not care for, it was done for revenu purposes.
Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) called Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas an "Uncle Tom" and said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has made a racist statement about President Obama.
Thompson made the remarks during the New Nation of Islam radio program over the weekend.
Thompson, who is black, also said that Republicans only oppose Obamacare and are anti-government because President Barack Obama is black.
"I've been in Washington. I saw three presidents now. I never saw George Bush treated like this. I never saw Bill Clinton treated like this with such disrespect," Thompson said. "That Mitch McConnell would have the audacity to tell the president of the United States — not the chief executive but the commander-in-chief — that 'I don't care what you you come up with we're going to be against it.' Now if that's not a racist statement I don't know what is."
originally posted by: LadyJae
a reply to: QueenofSpades
I'm not sure of your age backet, QueenofSpades, so please forgive me if I sound patronizing.
To watch what was happening to the people involved at that time (the private citizenry) wasn't interesting...it was heart-wrenching. I lived in the South when all the turmoil was happening.
Until we refuse to let "racism" divide us, until we stop looking at each other as different "races", until we become convinced that each of us is equal to the other, the government has us by the throat and can pretty much make us dance to their tune.
There is only one race upon this earth: the human race. Until people fully absorb that fact and refuse to be manipulated by "popular" trends, racism will continue to be a division among us. A very dangerous division.
originally posted by: Battleline
a reply to: QueenofSpades
Very good, you have summed it up very well. The real hypocrisy here is the fact that everyone in the NBA have known this guy was a slum lord and racist for the past 20 years.
People will dig into this and out the NBA and its spoke's people for the real hypocrites they are, the sad thing being it may lesson that fact that this guy is a real bottom feeder.
This will not go away any time soon...which I think is the whole point as to why it came out now, it almost seems like Sterling being a liberal Democrat through himself on the preverbal sword.