Historic moment in civil rights?

middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel «« I showed Hana a pic of Steve Ballmer this morning who she knows of his association with Microsoft, then I began giving her hints as to why he’s in today’s news: ONE: involved in a highly-publicized sale  TWO: sports.  I would have advanced to THREE: NBA  FOUR: LA  FIVE Clippers, but Hana said, “Clippers” after my sports prompt.  The sale of the Clippers and Sterling’s private thoughts that were disclosed by his girlfriend in a recording with the help of TMZ is in headline stories again.  Everyone can claim a preference for segregation.  If I were having Korean soup at So Kong Dong in Fort Lee, New Jersey like my wife and I did on Sunday I would prefer to have everyone around me having a choice from the same menu I used for my selection, and I would not want our waiter to deliver four Big Macks to the table next to us.  Segregation is good.  Those of us who drive cars want convenient access to gas stations, but most people would prefer not to have the neighbor pumping gas in his or her driveway.  One thing that strikes me as odd, because it’s out of place is the A Train of NYC MTA along the beach in Queens.  Most of the time the graffiti-covered trains are underground and in crowded places, so it’s still strange for me to see the urban icon at the beach though my new amigo, Andres, lives near the beach in Queens, and the train is probably not worthy of a second thought to him.  Segregation of black people was widely accepted and made law through hundreds of laws known as Jim Crow, and yet a man who today would personally denounce segregation of black people, Gene Debs, denied blacks membership in his union.  This same man demonstrated his natural sense of inclusion and respect of the common man in many ways including the inclusion of skilled and unskilled men to his union.  Debs who was a strong candidate for president in 1912 naturally favored civil rights and yet he favored segregation of blacks.  Dear kind readers: All this preamble for one point: segregation is easy; segregation creates order when applied to things like community planning and menus.  Sterling pinpointed his preference for race segregation, and his discloser revoked his NBA membership.  I am asking you to consider that I may be right.  Make note of the Sterling story, and make note in the years and decades ahead the number of times Sterling’s NBA story resurfaces.  Though the Sterling NBA story is not immediately known like pivotal Supreme Court rulings as historic I predict time will show it was a historic moment in civil rights.  Sincerely, Tom Doody »» about me  201-490-9659  Mom angry  nearlincoln@hotmail.com  contact us

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middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel
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