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At the Lunch-Counter

At the Lunch-Counter

May 21, 2010  |  Blog, History, Politics  |  1 Comment

In this past week, Rand Paul, the Tea Part candidate, and son of wealthy Texan congressman Ron Paul, has been in the news for winning the Republican primary for the Kentucky Senate seat. He has since gained more press for stating that he favors 9 out of 10 titles of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The one he questioned is Title II of the Act, which prohibits private business from discriminating on the basis of race, religion, or national origin. Basically, he believes that the Woolworth's lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina (which became a landmark event during the U.S. civil-rights movement in 1960) should have never been told by the Federal government to serve Black customers. Doing so would infringe upon Woolworth’s Constitutionally-enshrined freedoms. He does say however that he will not support any efforts to repeal the Civil Rights Act, and that he is not in favor of any discrimination of any form....

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