Keeping MLK's message alive increasingly difficult

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Registered: 04-07-2002
Keeping MLK's message alive increasingly difficult
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Mon, 01-17-2011 - 12:53pm
Your thoughts?

 nwtreehugger  

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Registered: 04-23-2005

My father was transferred to South Carolina when I was a freshmen in college. I got out of college before my family moved so my brother and I moved into a rental place. We went to a laundromat and on the wall is a sign that said no coloreds.I shoved my brother to wait, saying, who ever heard of a washer that can only wash white clothes ... before I even realized what the sign really was saying.

We found another laundromat.

This laundromat no longer has a sign however.. we still have to speak out LOUD to injustices.

We all must not take our civil rights for granted...

here is one of the younger generation who will speak out

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20110117/NEWS16/110119602

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Registered: 03-18-2000

Good article.

>"“My thesis is that poverty is the one thing that is preventing us from having any real unity in this country,” he said. “It's not necessarily a racial divide but economic, educational, ­communication, all of these different facets in which some people are impoverished, some people are wealthy, and it's that divide that's really keeping us from uniting."<

 


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Registered: 08-30-2002

I find this to be true, not only about MLK's, and the civil rights



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Registered: 04-23-2005

Have they had women of color CEO's on the undercover show?

Empower the people!

I was relating to my family events of discrimination at my work. My son told me I was no better than the one making the statements when I stand silent. I blew the whistle on upper management. Similar to Hooters they were only counseled and made to apologize to me, even though, we yearly watch an ethics video where the corporate folks have zero tolerence.

We have a long way to travel when zero no longer indicates the absence of any or all units under consideration.

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Registered: 04-23-2005

Too many have too much invested in keeping everyone divided not just black and white I agree with the student

>"“My thesis is that poverty is the one thing that is preventing us from having any real unity in this country,” he said. “It's not necessarily a racial divide but economic, educational, ­communication, all of these different facets in which some people are impoverished, some people are wealthy, and it's that divide that's really keeping us from uniting."<

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Registered: 08-30-2002

They haven't had a woman CEO........ period. Of color or not. There is usually, one, maybe two, token women in the board room. But all men.



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Registered: 03-30-2007

What about the woman from Wolf Park(?)?

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Registered: 08-30-2002

We've only watched about 6 episodes, so, no women yet.



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Registered: 04-07-2002
That's the one episode of Undercover Boss that I watched. I was interested to see how the CEO of Hooters saw his own company. I was offended that the mgr you mentioned was fired as well! He was horrible & degrading.

I guess if there aren't any other jobs....but there have to be. My DD took a job working in a small boutique for minimum wage. She'd probably make great tips at some place like Hooters but I've taught her to have more self-respect than that.

As I posted the MLK Day article, I was thinking the same thing - that this could apply to younger women who didn't experience, or at least witness, how women were treated in the past.

 nwtreehugger