Ned, I'm not sure what publications you were reading, but I felt that both Thurmond and Byrd were treated with equal reverence upon their passing. Still, it should be pointed out that their treatment of their respective pasts wasn't exactly the same. Byrd said he was ashamed of his time in the KKK, and said "I apologized a thousand times ... and I don't mind apologizing over and over again."
Thurmond definitely distanced himself from the racist rhetoric of his run for President, and his attempt to filibuster the Civil Rights Act of 1957. He quieted down on the issue of race, but he never renounced his old views.
Allan, you should try reading the article. You might learn something.
Honestly, I wonder if the fastest way for ENDA to be passed would be for some gay bosses to fire employees for being heterosexual. I know the outcry would be way more vocal, though things like irony seem lost on most bigots.
Anyone (like Mr. Cool Bro in the story) who says “If you don't want minimum wage, go to school" has clearly not been unemployed recently. More than 40% of recent college graduates are unemployed. For our parents generation, college was a luxury, and being able to go through the program was something that impressed potential employers. But now everyone goes to college, and employers aren't impressed. I've been turned down for jobs to make ends meet because I'm (in their words) overqualified, and they know that I don't intend to work there for the next ten years.
Everyone wants to claim millenials are this lazy bunch, but the previous generation told us that we had to attend college or else we'd end up flipping burgers. Now that we've done our schooling, those same people call us spoiled because we're hesitant to go back to the industry everyone our whole lives has equated with "failure."
Wait, Clarkie, so is society's crumbling the fault of gay couples getting married or straight couples not getting married?
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