underlankers (underlankers) wrote in talk_politics,

Boobs, Racism, and improper use of apostrophes:

Greetings, O pundits of Talk_Politics. I now bring you news of a certain gentleman's club in Tennessee whose owner both little understands the concept of a grocer's apostrophe and more egregiously has a sign that belongs in such unenlightened and savage decades as the 1920s and 1940s:

This is a sign that is located, well.....read for yourself: http://www.nbcactionnews.com/dpp/news/national/strip-club-owner-posts-%E2%80%9Cno-negroes-allowed%E2%80%9D-sign

Now, I'm going to ask a simple question. Given things like this, the emphasis among certain wings of US conservative movements that the US President is not a US citizen (because he's black, natch),  that the President is the Antichrist-Caliph Nyarlathotep, that the President was simultaneously killing too many and too few terrorists, that he's a complete incompetent one minute and the US Stalin the next, the idea of Rand Paul that racial segregation in the sense referred to by this sign is permissible under the 1st Amendment, by what possible means of honesty and decency is it that those same wings say the only racism that exists in the USA today targets white people?

And tell me, should we leave it to the invisible hand of the market to protect civil rights for everyone or should we live in the real world and accept that the government sometimes has to limit the market to prevent chicanery like this in the first place?
Tags: freedom of speech, racism
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