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Saturday, December 02, 2023

For example The Wall Street Journal editorial department also published an op-ed claiming that the FCC's acknowledgement of discrimination was extremist, and would force "broadband providers to prioritize identity politics."



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Claims of racism or defamation need to be actually proven using rules of evidence in court. Generalities mean nothing. But that is what this article is about. We need to go after generalities and those that claim them in court and break the bank.

#1 | Posted by Robson at 2023-12-02 06:44 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

Not to be repetitious but give us specific exact examples of racism and by whom instead of always open ended generalities. Always challenge the so called racist claims and statements using the rules of evidence applicable in a court of law and sue those guilty of false claims for slander and for every dime they have.

#2 | Posted by Robson at 2023-12-02 07:06 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

My brother is a Capital Projects Analyst for a major broadband provider, so I sent him this article. His response? These decisions are made based on anticipated ROI. Period. It's all about the Benjamins.

#3 | Posted by Miranda7 at 2023-12-03 01:56 AM | Reply

These decisions are made based on anticipated ROI. Period. It's all about the Benjamins.

We live in a country whose history of slavery, Jim Crow and racism is well documented. Hell, we even fought a civil war where hundreds of thousands of people were killed. And, whenever there are efforts to address that sordid legacy, some say no. Some even claim reverse racism! Now, many want to say the past is the past without addressing the inequities stemming from that past; that it's all about the Benjamins. Why is that? Are these people morally bankrupt and/or selfish and/or racist?

I believe that part of the effort to whitewash history (as is being done in FL and elsewhere) is to justify not allocating any resources to deal with the legacy of slavery and racism and oppression.

The US has a long history of helping those in need. But somehow when those in need are predominantly Black, many want to deny that aid.

From the earliest colonial times, local villages and towns recognized an obligation to aid the needy when family effort and assistance provided by neighbors and friends were not sufficient. This aid was carried out through the poor relief system and almshouses or workhouses. Gradually, measures were adopted to provide aid on a more organized basis, usually through cash allowances to certain categories among the poor. Mothers' pension laws, which made it possible for children without paternal support to live at home with their mothers rather than in institutions or foster homes, were adopted in a number of States even before World War I. In the mid-twenties, a few States began to experiment with old-age assistance and aid to the blind.
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#4 | Posted by FedUpWithPols at 2023-12-03 08:24 AM | Reply

"These decisions are made based on anticipated ROI."

That's the racism.

Everybody knows there's less investment in black communities.

#5 | Posted by snoofy at 2023-12-03 10:24 AM | Reply

"These decisions are made based on anticipated ROI."
That's the racism.


That's just business.

But it does demonstrate that capitalism favors the advantaged.

#9 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2023-12-03 12:09 PM | Reply

I live in a very poor rural area. Our very good fiber optic internet, literally run to every electric meter within the area, was deployed by our rural electric cooperative. Demonstrating what's possible without the significant profit motive.

It's funny how all these mouth breathing red-hats don't mind a little socialism when it means that they get the ability to stream whatever they want. Although they still complain about it being subsidized by tax dollars, while they cite Elmo's Starlink as a fine example of the free market. Not realizing, of coarse, that Elmo is probably the biggest welfare queen in the country.

#10 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2023-12-03 12:22 PM | Reply

That's the racism.
Actually that's economics.

A distinction without a difference.

Capitalism can thrive in Slavery, and it can thrive in Racism too.

#11 | Posted by snoofy at 2023-12-03 01:55 PM | Reply

"I suppose the 'food deserts' are also caused by racism,
As opposed to stores being unable to make money there"

Those two things aren't opposed. They go hand in glove.

Stores can't make enough money in an economically disadvantaged area. Including when the reason it is an economically disadvantaged area is centuries of racism.

#12 | Posted by snoofy at 2023-12-03 02:00 PM | Reply

But it does demonstrate that capitalism favors the advantaged.

Polite way of saying Capitalism rewards racism.

#13 | Posted by snoofy at 2023-12-03 02:02 PM | Reply

"Redlining is a discriminatory practice in which services are withheld from potential customers who reside in neighborhoods classified as "hazardous" to investment; these neighborhoods have significant numbers of racial and ethnic minorities, and low-income residents."

In other words,

"Redlining decisions are made based on anticipated ROI."

#14 | Posted by snoofy at 2023-12-03 02:28 PM | Reply

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