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Wisonsin Can Smell My Dairy Air

I keep telling people that racism is alive and well, it just went underground, and you never know when or where it will pop up again.

For example, Abbotsford, Wisconsin.  Small town, typical small town folk.  And they just got a rude awakening.

There's a fellow there named Mark Prior who is looking to open a "gentleman's club."  The site is right next to the city hall (location, location, location).  Oh, and one more thing -- there's a sign out front that says...well, I let him say it:



Prior insists he has the right to discriminate.  The reason for the sign is he claims he had some problems with black people in the past.  "I'm going to stick to my guns because I think I have the right as a business owner to reject service to anyone. It's not all the black people there are just a few bad ones."  Gee, maybe he should ban drunken patrons first.  I'll bet they cause a lot more trouble.

The question everyone is wondering, besides how this guy can breathe on his own, is will it be a private club or a public establishment?  If it's public, discriminating against anyone violates the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  If it's private, however, he can admit or refuse to admit whoever the hell he pleases.  He hasn't revealed this little detail yet.

Dr. Selika Ducksworth-Lawton is an African American historian at the University Of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.  She feels Prior is just trolling.  "Our mistake is sometimes we look for logic in something that is just plain stupid."

Preach, sister, preach!

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4shatteredstars
Dec. 23rd, 2010 12:34 am (UTC)
As a woman of color- I am offended.

That is all.

That and he used the word NEGRO.
How old is this man? D:
hellaine
Dec. 23rd, 2010 01:13 am (UTC)
uhg, most of the clubs i've worked at in america, while they don't openly disciminate, they try their damndest to keep people of color out of the clubs. they'll hire very few women of color (maybe one for every two shifts), enact dress codes against men of color or enact rules against the music such as, you can play top 40, metal, techno, etc., but no rap, r+b, etc.

never seen anything so open as a sign like this though, ridiculous.
ying_ko_4
Dec. 23rd, 2010 02:58 am (UTC)
As a human being who breathes with his mouth closed I am offended.

What a douche-nozzle...
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