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Isn't that setting the bar too low?Rather than a black member of the white good old boys club, wouldn't you rather have a role model and advocate for the black youth?
In that case we are in agreement – that is exactly the point I was trying to make!I find that I try to be very careful when discussing race or religion -- especially on a forum like this.I am so careful when choosing my words that I failed to type them correctly.Edit:Siri: type a reply to what's-his-name… You know what I want to say!
Yours are mostly good points.I believe that most Americans want to resolve this, but are so involved in our everyday lives that we hire the governments/politicians to do this for us. This has not worked -- at least not fast enough. We don't need any more Cabrini-Greens.What would you do?I am white upper-middle class -- what would you have me do?
Not saying that at all! I never heard any story about Sammy Davis being the only non-white that Hughes allowed to stay in his hotels. I don't believe Hughes really cared about ending segregation -- rather he was more interested in maximizing his investments. I think that Hughes running the hotels and casinos with a legal profit motive * disrupted the whole Nevada establishment. The disruption facilitated desegregation.* Most people thought the mob made profits from...
Change came, but it didn't happen over night. The politics of Las Vegas and Nevada changed. In re: "Hughes Sammy Davis and no other non-whites stay in his hotels" I never heard anything like that -- I think you are misinformed. We left Las Vegas in 1968 for Chicago -- and that, in its own way, was more segregated.
I, mostly, agree. Especially with your last paragraph/However, much as I despise Jessie's methods, I do have to admit that he brought forth an interesting discussion -- on an issue that needs to be addressed by those in power in the private sector. Hopefully, Silicon Valley (and other) executives are all abuzz with discussions.If we don't resolve this, there will be nothing to leave our children.Après Moi [nous], le déluge!
Ohh... My bad! Corrected everywhere I could: Ervin Johnson!
Some people have been doing that and it has delivered results -- just not fast enough or on a large enough scaleI lived in Las Vegas 1963-1968.It was a totally segregated town -- all blacks lived in the separate City of North Las Vegas.Blacks were not allowed to eat, drink or gamble in the casinos nor stay in the hotels.Sammy Davis, likely, was the most famous black entertainer (of that era) appearing in hotels on the strip -- he would sell out the showroom, but he...
It's "Magic"http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_Johnson
What are the choices in changing the status quo?
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