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Feel free to disagree.
As for my calling them brats? Did I see, or didn't I, a little blurb in their screed about finding it difficult to go out on stage after the election?
originally posted by: Hazardous1408
a reply to: StoutBroux
...should have been honored...
Get a grip. Honoured for what reason?
He is a wing nut extremist VP elect.
Not Jesus Christ.
As CBS2’s Tony Aiello reported, the controversy was sparked by a casting notice posted by the producers of “Hamilton,” which specifically seeks “non-white” performers.
One critic said “Hamilton” takes a story that “valorizes dead white guys” and replaces it with black, Latino and multi-ethnic performers playing America’s founding fathers.
But as the blockbuster musical looks to expand to other cities, the casting notice with its call for “non-white” performers looks problematic to civil rights attorney Randolph McLaughlin.
“What if they put an ad out that said, ‘Whites only need apply?’” said McLaughlin, of the Newman Ferrara Law Firm. “Why, African-Americans, Latinos, Asians would be outraged.”
McLaughlin believes the ad violates the New York City Human Rights Law, which makes it unlawful “for an employer… because of the actual written or perceived… race of any person, to discriminate.”
“You cannot advertise showing that you have a preference for one racial group over another,” McLaughlin said. “As an artistic question – sure, he can cast whomever he wants to cast, but he has to give every actor eligible for the role an opportunity to try.”
That is also the policy of Actors Equity, the Broadway union, which says, “…producers agree that auditions for all productions… will be conducted in such a manner as to provide full and fair consideration to actors of all ethnicities.”
I'm confused you don't think the government should keep list of people it gives visas to?
There may also be precedent for the move. Mr. Higbie cited controversial measures such as the internment of Japanese immigrants during the Second World War.
Mr. McCaw, the spokesman for CAIR, said that the proposals advanced by Mr. Higbie and Mr. Kobach might seem to be different in degree, but that the two ideas — a database of names and internment camps based on religious or ethnic heritage — were inexorably linked. “I really do feel as though the prospect of internment is always tied to registries of people,” he said.
...how would you feel if members of the cast of that play felt it necessary to voice their opinions after you spent good money to, perhaps, get away from politics for an evening--though I must admit Hamilton is kind of a weird choice for that...anyway.
Wouldn't you be a bit, even a lot depending upon those views expressed, put out?
We've reached the point of agreeing to disagree. I'm fairly sure we'll engage again...
For now. If it ever even remotely looks to become more than talk, I'll be in the streets with you.
originally posted by: Kali74
a reply to: DAVID64
I think if you're about to be the Vice President of the United States of America, you don't get a break for a play... you are in service of the people 24/7. That's the job he signed up for.
Here is the deal: If you are in business to sell a product to your customers, then you better make a calculation before you do something controversial or allow something controversial to be done by your employees. How much of your potential customer base might you be ticking off with what you are about to do?
Think about it: The show is frequently sold out. If an entire political party decides to boycott the Broadway musical, that may mean that there could be ticket openings, empty seats, and all that good stuff. In some ways, those boycotting Hamilton are doing the rest of us a favor.
However, those calling for a boycott of Hamilton may have missed the point of the message altogether. At no point in Dixon's speech does he say anything hurtful to Pence. If anything, he does the opposite: discouraging the audience from booing and focusing on protecting all people in America.
t's a funny article. Who knows - maybe a huge number of people will boycott this. That's their right - and it's not like it hasn't happened a lot in this country Ivanka Trump boycott campaign #GrabYourWallet claims retail victory