In South Carolina, a BBQ restaurant owner claimed that he was within his rights to refuse service to blacks based on his religious beliefs. In the case brought before the Supreme Court, Maurice Bessinger stated that his religion required him to keep black people from eating in his restaurant, although he was perfectly OK with taking their money, so long as they ordered their food to-go.
And now for you who actually took the time to read the story instead of basing your outrage solely off a headline before sharing with an ALL CAPS blurb of “SEE? I TOLD YOU THE SOUTH WAS FULL OF RACISTS!!!”, this case was heard by the Supreme Court in 1968. (Source: Read more)
The Political Agitator Response: Shaking My Damn Head! You see there is a difference in white folks and racist ass white folks.
Antonio Harris and Marrio Mangrum, two employees at the Atkinson Cotton Warehouse in Memphis, Tenn., have filed a complaint against their employers after racist threats were made against them, reports WREG.
In addition to calling them “monkeys,” the men faced constant racial animosity.
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“He would be like, ‘You need to think like a white man,” said Mangrum
“He pulled his pants down in front of us and told us to kiss his white tail ,” said Harris.
He said after months of racist comments and feeling powerless, he decided to use his phone as a weapon to fight back.
He recorded his attempt to drink water from a water fountain in the warehouse office. (Source: Read more)