Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Poll Analyses
Share on Facebook 26 Share on Twitter Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
OpEdNews Op Eds   

They Barred Them from Her Book Signing Party

Author 18540
Follow Me on Twitter     Message Milton Lee Norris
Become a Fan
  (5 fans)

Being barred from establishments because of the color of one's skin is something that is supposed to be passe'. Now that this has happened to you, do you smile and say thank you, or do you let your brilliance speak while using common sense?

It seems as if there is always something that is done, which makes what I've been writing about ring out louder and clearer. Incidents like not being allowed to enter to an establishment should be a thing of the past. This was part of America's history, and we know it to be true because it happened not too long ago. Being refused entry to places shouldn't still be making the headlines; these stories should not be part of today's news.

Unfortunately I do believe that things like this still happen; one only has to look at what happened with the class action lawsuit against Macy's department store. Minorities were followed and watched as if they were going to steal something; today we call it racial profiling. In this particular case an African-American woman was detained because they thought she had stolen something; she had not, in fact she tried to show the security guards her receipts for her purchases, but they ignored her.

One can also look at various police confrontations, incidents of police brutality against the African-American people and Hispanic minorities. One particular case comes to mind, the Abner Louima case, where police officers brutally sodomized him with a broken broom handle.

There's also another tragic case, where Amadou Diallo, an innocent man was murdered for no reason by police officers.

Next Page  1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5

(Note: You can view every article as one long page if you sign up as an Advocate Member, or higher).


Rate It | View Ratings

Milton Lee Norris Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

One might say that writing has become my fondest passion; it is a love that always gives, and one that I feel comfortable sharing. I write because writing has become the voice in which I can speak to many people, share experiences, stories and (more...)
Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Follow Me on Twitter     Writers Guidelines
Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEdNews Newsletter
   (Opens new browser window)

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

How Much are the American People Worth?

Steven Slater's Rude Awakening; he's no hero.

What Shirley Sherrod Really Said, subtitled The Sting of Racism

Racism Is Like a Pit Bull; Blacks and Hispanics Aren't Welcome at Our Pool

President Barack Obama Wins the Nobel Peace Prize 2009

Christianity Is Not a Jewelry Store

To View Comments or Join the Conversation: