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Originally posted by deltaboy
Originally posted by Quazga
Actually, that is exactly what happens in highschools. Boys are asked to leave while the girls are talked to about their periods etc.
It makes total sense. There was no snickering behind the boys backs. It was simply required to speak to a target audience.
I don't kick out either side since I want both boys and girls understand together on various issues. For example sex, drugs, alcohol, etc. I let boys understand what girls are facing when dealing with their period and they are to be taken seriously, otherwise I WILL have a discussion with any of the students outside in the hall if making inappropriate remarks on the issue.
Then the campaign turned even uglier. When the votes were counted and Campbell and I were declared to be in a runoff, Maynard Jackson, who had been a mentor to Campbell, went on television and said that a vote for me for mayor would “set the clock back” on civil rights progress in Atlanta. The comment enraged me. This went way beyond politics. Maynard was impugning my name publicly in the worst possible way.
Maynard Jackson had no idea what I had done for the civil rights movement. He was not even in Atlanta when I marched behind Julian Bond, Lonnie King, and others through our city's streets. He was not here at the height of the movement when we, the college students, forced city restaurants to integrate.
Perhaps he did not remember that I was one of the two men who integrated Emory Law School. And maybe he forgot that I was primarily responsible for integrating the Atlanta Water Works, or that I worked to get Muhammad Ali back into the boxing ring in Atlanta, or that I raised the money for the statue of Hank Aaron at the stadium.
But he could not have forgotten how, as mayor, he later built on the foundation we had laid and, with my help and the help of other African-American city councilmen, we led Atlanta into a new era of race relations. I stood with him through those years, as his floor leader in the city council, building coalitions to ensure that the African-American agenda succeeded.
In subsequent years, we differed, sometimes publicly, on matters of policy, but our relationship took a decidedly nasty turn when Maynard went on television that night in November 1997. Continuing with his vicious racial attack, he called white people who supported my campaign “Lester Maddox types.” Maddox is the former Georgia governor, who, as a restaurant owner before his political career, once barred black people from entering his restaurant.
"I came out and saw the defendants, about 99.9 percent Afro-Americans, and some point time I excused some of the lawyers, most of them white, and said to the young people in here 'What in the world are you doing with your lives,'" he told WSB-TV Channel 2 reporter JaQuitta Williams.
Originally posted by ben91069
reply to post by Deus_Brandon
Brandon, would you teach your son how to stand up and pee into the toilet in front of your daughters?
It's the same as that. Yes, there is a difference in culture, but that is something that makes us unique and should be cherished, not frowned upon as being cast out of society.
Originally posted by JBA2848
reply to post by Sublime620
You don't really have to be a psychic to get the idea of what was going on just have to read some of the articles with quotes of his own words or maybe watch the two videos. And im still not saying his heart wasn't in the right place just he went about this the wrong way. and defending the way he did it is ignorance.
Originally posted by Quazga
You don't understand that the judge own's his courtroom not the public. The judicial branch is not accountable to the electorate. It was created this way on purpose.
People need to be educated on the fact that the three branches of government are all different, yet United. People need to learn that Judges are there to "Interpret the law".
The people do not own the courtoom. The judge does not work for you, thats why we call them Your Honor. And a Judge can hold anyone in contempt for anything, even a smirk.
The Judge has supreme power in his court. And the only person who can overturn or censure a Judge's decision is another judge in a higher court.