Democrat Race Baiting

October 19, 2007

It was bad enough when Governor Kathleen Blanco darkened photos of Bobby Jindal in order to give the appearance that Jindal was black, as a way to win over the “racist” vote.

Now we have another old time Dixie Democrat taking that one step further. Joe Sampite is encouraging racism in Natchitoches Parish by using Robocalls to tell people not to vote for Rick Nowlin because Rick has the support of two black men. Those two black men happen to be city councilmen, one former, and one current.
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It’s disturbing that Democrats continuously give this state a bad name as a racist state. Whether we are talking about racism in New Orleans and Opelousas in the 1800’s, or 1950’s and 1960’s style racism, or current day racism, it’s time to put an end to it. To learn more about the history of the KKK and it’s relation to the Democrat party, click here.

Joe, thank God people like you are going away, thank God that the younger generation isn’t like you. You represent the politics of old and not the ‘end corruption, end racism’ type.

It’s a shame that we have people who buy votes for a measly $25, and it’s even a bigger shame that people are willing to sell out at such a cheap price as is the case with Charles McDonald, but it’s just as disturbing that in a state where racism is dying off, that we have people who try to keep it alive. What’s next Joe? Are you going to tell people that Rick actually shook the hands of a black man, therefor we shouldn’t vote for him?

If it isn’t racism, then it must be that you don’t think that you can compete with Rick on an intelligent level, but then that would pretty much mean even you don’t think you are qualified enough to be the State Representative. Yeah, I saw that debate Joe, and Rick ran circles around you. Of course you’re scared.

But to do robo-calls saying that you’re not going to vote for Rick Nowlin because two black men support him is pathetic, disturbing, and what are you trying to do? Give Natchitoches the same reputation that Jena, La now has? Elected officials like you are an open invitation for Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton to come around. God help us if you get elected.

U.S. companies support gender segregation in Saudi Arabia

National NOW Times July 1, 2002 | Manning, Nicole At least three major U.S. companies-including McDonald’s, Pizza Hut and Starbucks-are reportedly upholding gender apartheid in their franchise stores in Saudi Arabia.

The companies have made a number of changes to their business practices in “deference” to Saudi customs, including maintaining segregated seating in their restaurants and having separate entrances for women and men. Starbucks even changed its corporate identity to do business in Saudi Arabia by altering its trademark mermaid logo, because in Saudi Arabia any display of the female form, even as a stylized graphic, is considered indecent.

A U.S. official who recently returned from a tour of duty in Saudi Arabia described the segregated franchises in a letter to the Washington Post last December.

“The men’s sections are typically lavish, comfortable and up to Western standards, whereas the women’s or families’ sections are often run-down, neglected, and, in the case of Starbucks, have no seats,” the U.S. official wrote. “Worse, these firms will bar entrance to Western women who show up without their husbands.” Despite public outcry in the U.S., Starbucks-which touts “corporate social responsibility” on its web site, describing the company’s philosophy of contributing positively to communities near its franchisessays it will not change the way it does business in Saudi Arabia. “As a guest in any country where we do business, we abstain from interference in local social, cultural and political matters,” Peter Maslen, president of Starbucks, said in a public statement. pizzahutcouponcodesnow.org pizzahut coupon codes see here pizzahut coupon codes

Activists, on the other hand, point out that religion, customs and “the dictates of society” were used for generations in the U.S. to justify slavery and racial segregation. Many believe that treating women in Saudi Arabia as second-class citizens in the name of local Saudi custom is no different.

Women in Saudi Arabia are not allowed to drive and must get a male relative’s permission before having surgery, going to college, seeking ajob or accepting a marriage proposal. The mutawa, or religious police, patrol the streets and shopping centers looking for anyone breaking the rules. Fifteen Arab school girls died recently in a school fire, reportedly after the religious police prevented their rescue. Why? Because the girls weren’t wearing the obligatory head veil, and male firefighters were not permitted to enter the all-girls school.

Activists say that the companies’ refusal to desegregate their Saudi Arabia stores proves they are far more concerned with profits than with basic human rights. And Dunkin’ Donuts, reportedly, has set an example for the other businesses by refusing to go along with Saudi segregation.

“McDonald’s and Starbucks claim to be sensitive to local customs and laws, but they choose to ignore universal human rights laws in favor of the laws of profit,” said NOW Executive Vice President Karen Johnson. She added that late last year, Saudi Arabia became a party to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women and acknowledged international criticism of its human rights practices. “We need more than lip service. We need an end to gender apartheid in Saudi Arabia.” NOW urges activists to raise their voices and demand that U.S. companies stop supporting gender apartheid in Saudi Arabia. Remind McDonald’s, Starbucks and Pizza Hut of their moral responsibility to incorporate human rights principles into their business practices. Contact McDonald’s at 630-6233000 or fax 630-623-5004;PizzaHut at 800-9488488 or fax972-338-7780; Starbucks at 206-4471575,ext. 82900 or fax 206-447-0828.

[Author Affiliation] Nicole Manning, Guest Writer Manning, Nicole


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