Comments: LEARNING

While reading this quote from the page your blog links to....

"Still, Mfume spokesman Joseph P. Trippi said Mr. Steele opens himself to such criticism by defending Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. for holding a Republican fundraiser in July at the all-white Elkridge Club in Baltimore.""

I have to wonder about Mr. Steele. Why would any person, much less a person of color support anyone who chose to have a fundraiser in a place that excluded members of our society? To my knowledge "Jim Crow" is illegal and anything like it has no place in today’s government.

That said, calling someone an “oreo” is just as racist as using the dreaded “N” word. Racism is Racism, no matter what color it comes from or is directed at.

Posted by Vonn at November 4, 2005 04:03 PM

But if you look closer, it says that the club is all white simply because no black people have chosen to join. They're not excluding anyone; black people have chosen not to include themselves. That's not segregation.

Posted by Sarah at November 4, 2005 04:59 PM

Have they really not chosen to join or have they not met the "CLUB" requirements? Exclusive clubs always have other criteria that their prospective members must meet.

You always have some good topic to get me thinking. Miss ya!

Posted by Vonn at November 5, 2005 08:32 AM

If a black person tried to join and was denied membership, how long do you think it would take it to be a headline for the NYTimes?

Posted by Tanker at November 5, 2005 08:02 PM