Friday, August 22, 2008

Racism and Discrimination, 2008 style

Will we ever live in true harmony and peace?
Can we not celebrate diversity?

Racism is alive and well in Buffalo...

...and New York City...

Regarding today’s New York Daily News newspaper article “White Girls only” on page 12 Friday August 22nd, 2008 Chelsea nightspot 1OAK axed 4 minority employees in one week because the owners wanted sexy "white girls" serving there celebrity clientele, a federal lawsuit claims……

New York City club impresario John “JE” Englebert owner of Suzie Wong and Prime nightclubs in West Chelsea responds to the article and says “I don’t discriminate!! I feel sorry for those girls. Me and my staff always treat our employees with honor and respect. I would like to extend this opportunity for Cecilia Shim and the girls that were fired to come into my venues for an interview”

..::The online version of the article is here::..

Discrimination is alive and well in Great Britain... Sokari on BlackLooks posted a link to a powerful documentary about the Black Power salute at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico. Problem is, the BBC doesn't want American blacks (or, Americans of any colour) to be able to watch it! (There are ways to get around this but you've gotta be bona fide geek to do it!)

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