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originally posted by: GeauxHomeYoureDrunk
a reply to: ManBehindTheMask
If I was a non-black reporter down there I think I'd rally my fellow reporters and file a discrimination suit against the good reverend, the church, the Trigon Group and the mayoral candidates in attendance. The suit probably wouldn't get anywhere in the court system but I would make sure that this racist atrocity got front page news! Good luck battling the court of public opinion prospective mayors!
originally posted by: MichiganSwampBuck
If this was an event conducted by a Reverend in a church, then maybe their religion prohibits giving a service in the presence of white reporters. Sort of like not baking them a wedding cake because of their religious convictions.
originally posted by: Whatthedoctorordered
Im a black man
In fact, a black doctor, neither should make a difference, other than the fact this infuriates me
First of all imagine if I were to only allow blacks into my practice.
What if I decided nope, im only going to help black people, sorry , because of my race and past issues this is what im going to do.
I would be in violation of my Hippocratic Oath and be ruined as a practice.
Much like each of these people are in violation, just by participating in what they are doing, of THEIR oath to serve and protect the people.
Each of these individuals regardless of race and color are bound by their Mayoral Oath, whether they are previous Mayors or not, and this exhibition violates all of that.
None of them should be eligible, at this point, because they all violated it by aligning race over duty.
I wish I could be there to protest and remind them of this.
Stop trying to hold us down with stupidity.
originally posted by: Flyingclaydisk
a reply to: Wide-Eyes
Well, probably because they didn't want discussion like some in this thread distracting the meeting.
Look at it this way...
If a Jewish church decided to hold a meeting with two local Jewish mayoral candidates to decide which one should represent the local Jewish community and only allowed Jewish church members to attend said meeting, would it be any different? (Yes, I'm taking a little liberty with this example).
I definitely think they framed this meeting badly, and could have accomplished the same thing without making the racial distinction...and I suspect they realize this now (but hindsight is 20/20).