Property Rights and Racism

Discussion in 'Race Relations/Racism' started by Kevin_Kennedy, May 24, 2010.

?

Should a black restaurant owner be allowed to refuse to serve a member of the KKK?

  1. Yes

    19 vote(s)
    79.2%
  2. No

    5 vote(s)
    20.8%
  1. Kevin_Kennedy
    Offline

    Kevin_Kennedy Defend Liberty

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2008
    Messages:
    18,002
    Thanks Received:
    1,612
    Trophy Points:
    205
    Location:
    Ohio
    Ratings:
    +2,170
    [youtube]oknvBclbZMI[/youtube]

    So here's the question: Should a black restaurant owner be allowed to refuse to serve a member of the KKK?
     
  2. Oddball
    Offline

    Oddball BANNED Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2009
    Messages:
    41,428
    Thanks Received:
    8,397
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Drinking wine, eating cheese, catching rays
    Ratings:
    +8,415
    [​IMG]
     
  3. Gem
    Offline

    Gem BANNED

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2004
    Messages:
    2,080
    Thanks Received:
    783
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +783
    I think a private business owner should be able to run his business the way s/he sees fit. If people do not like it, they will not purchase the goods/services offered by that business and the business will fail.

    Are there exceptions to this here and there? Sure. I expect restaurants to have health and safety checks. Why? Because the patrons are not generally permitted to go back to the kitchen and watch their food being prepared...so an outside agency protects people.

    But as far as allowing smoking, drinking, and whether or not a black business owner wants to serve members of the KKK? That should be up to the business owner.

    If the black business owner happened to built his bar in the middle of a town mainly populated by white power freakazoids...he'll probably lose business...but if he is anywhere normal, he'll probably gain business with that policy.
     
  4. paperview
    Offline

    paperview Life is Good

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2009
    Messages:
    13,911
    Thanks Received:
    2,779
    Trophy Points:
    245
    Location:
    the road less traveled
    Ratings:
    +4,913
    Unless they come in wearing their attire of white sheets, how does a restaurant owner know they are KKK?
     
  5. Kevin_Kennedy
    Offline

    Kevin_Kennedy Defend Liberty

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2008
    Messages:
    18,002
    Thanks Received:
    1,612
    Trophy Points:
    205
    Location:
    Ohio
    Ratings:
    +2,170
    Maybe they're a known member of the KKK, maybe they announce that they're a member of the KKK, or maybe they are wearing their nightgown. Should the black restaurant owner be allowed to refuse service?
     
  6. hortysir
    Offline

    hortysir In Memorial of 47

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2010
    Messages:
    20,504
    Thanks Received:
    4,052
    Trophy Points:
    270
    Location:
    Port Charlotte, FL
    Ratings:
    +6,355
    If they are died-in-the-wool KKK members would they patronize said business?
     
  7. paperview
    Offline

    paperview Life is Good

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2009
    Messages:
    13,911
    Thanks Received:
    2,779
    Trophy Points:
    245
    Location:
    the road less traveled
    Ratings:
    +4,913
    Would they be served fried or sauteed in giblet gravy?
     
    Last edited: May 24, 2010
  8. paperview
    Offline

    paperview Life is Good

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2009
    Messages:
    13,911
    Thanks Received:
    2,779
    Trophy Points:
    245
    Location:
    the road less traveled
    Ratings:
    +4,913
    That was my next question.

    Why would a group known for wanting to kill and lynch black people be wanting to give his money and have his food prepared for him by a black man?

    Mayko no sense.
     
  9. Kevin_Kennedy
    Offline

    Kevin_Kennedy Defend Liberty

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2008
    Messages:
    18,002
    Thanks Received:
    1,612
    Trophy Points:
    205
    Location:
    Ohio
    Ratings:
    +2,170
    In this scenario they do.
     
  10. Kevin_Kennedy
    Offline

    Kevin_Kennedy Defend Liberty

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2008
    Messages:
    18,002
    Thanks Received:
    1,612
    Trophy Points:
    205
    Location:
    Ohio
    Ratings:
    +2,170
    So you don't want to answer the question?
     

Share This Page