7/08/2014

Standing your ground is better than boycotting

This is in response to an inc ident at KFC where a three year old and her grandmother were denied service because the little girl's face was disfigured because of a dog bite! Read the article :This 3-Year-Old Was Reportedly Asked To Leave KFC Because Her Face “Scared Diners”

Back  in the sixties in the  South black people orginized "sit-ins" where they would sit in "Whites  Only Sections"  in resturants and demand they be served. Of course this all started with Rosa Parks refusing to give up her bus seat to a white man. It started a chain reaction whites and blacks sat in white sections together and refuse to leave until they were forced, sometimes causing bodily harm. However they stood their ground and brought down a  way of life that scared this country since before it was born! They saw change.
A small part of the moment also involved stars, like Ray Charles, who famously refused to play segergated venues, most fam ously in Georgia.  We all know the story Georgia "banned him for life" then revoked the ban, issued him an formal apology and made "Georgia on My Mind" the state song.  It was a ha pp y ending.
However times have changed a bit. W hile we  as our country are still fighting injustices, and always will by the way,  we should evolve because our country has evolved. There are other avenues, like social media, to point out these injustices.  However there need to be a throw back to th e sixties and stand up for what you believe it

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