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  •  The Freedom Riders were concerned with... (0+ / 0-)

    ...the role of the state in mandating discrimination, which is different.  

    My comments are coming from a place of love.

    by Rich in PA on Sat Nov 23, 2013 at 06:57:21 PM PST

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    •  Actually you couldn't be more wrong.... (2+ / 0-)
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      Tonedevil, dewtx

      maybe you should fact check yourself before you miss the point of the Woolworth sit-ins...

      and the ability to ride buses owned by private companies before you decide that racial and discrimination against gays should be okay by you...

      http://en.wikipedia.org/...

      http://www.youtube.com/...

      It would have only taking you a couple of seconds to understand what the sit-ins and Freedom rides were actually about.

      but no.....

    •  And to follow your logic (3+ / 0-)
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      Tonedevil, Glenn45, dewtx

      it should be perfectly legal for Denny's to today to refuse to serve black people...

    •  And just in case you think it is okay for private (3+ / 0-)
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      Tonedevil, Glenn45, dewtx

      companies to discriminate...

      "The Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Pub.L. 88–352, 78 Stat. 241, enacted July 2, 1964) is a landmark piece of civil rights legislation in the United States[1] that outlawed major forms of discrimination against racial, ethnic, national and religious minorities, and women.[2] It ended unequal application of voter registration requirements and racial segregation in schools, at the workplace and by facilities that served the general public (known as "public accommodations")."

      But apparently you think it is just fine to discriminate against gays, right?

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