Thursday, November 26, 2015

Rockettes and St. Augustine Sister Cities: Both All White

Happy Thanksgiving.  At the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade on NBC, the Radio City Music Hall Rockettes danced.  They were all-white.  So is LEN WEEKS' St. Augustine Sister Cities group.  They both are in probable violation of civil rights laws.  How utterly lacking in sensitivity and diversity.
For the record, there was more diversity in the band from Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas than the Rockettes.
For the record, there is City government support for the St. Augustine Sister Cities Association, making for state action allowing for a Fourteenth Amendment lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. 1983 and 1985, with attorney fees available under 42 U.S.C. 1988.
Will our City take affirmative action to desegregate its alter ego, the St. Augustine Sister Cities Assn.?
Or will we been required to ask a federal judge to take action?


Tom Reynolds said...

So what do you have against White People ?

Ed Slavin said...

Discrimination is wrong, immoral and illegal. Are there no African-Americans who can dance for the Rockettes? Are there no African-Americans recruited to visit Aviles, Spain with Weeks' Sister Cities group?