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    A retired Lt. Col. was the keynote speaker of an event in Ohio, and was discussing the role of blacks in the formation of Memorial Day, but since the organizers felt that was "inappropriate" to their narrative, they cut his mic. Republicans are so disrespectful, especially to our military. Sad!

    "HUDSON, Ohio — The Ohio American Legion is calling on the organizers of a Memorial Day ceremony to resign after they turned off a speaker’s microphone when the former U.S. Army officer began talking about how freed Black slaves had honored fallen soldiers soon after the Civil War.

    Retired Army Lt. Col. Barnard Kemter said he included the story in his speech because he wanted to share the history of how Memorial Day originated.

    But organizers of the ceremony in Hudson, Ohio, said that part of the speech was not relevant to the program’s theme of honoring the city’s veterans.

    Cindy Suchan, chair of the Memorial Day parade committee and president of the Hudson American Legion Auxiliary, said it was either she or Jim Garrison, adjutant of the American Legion Post 464, who turned down the audio, the Akron Beacon Journal reported."

    https://www.militarytimes.com/vetera...nion-soldiers/

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    Being a realtor while showing a house to a man and his 15-year-old son.

    https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/07/us/bl...gan/index.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by madducks View Post
    Being a realtor while showing a house to a man and his 15-year-old son.

    https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/07/us/bl...gan/index.html
    Follow up:
    "A Black father, his son, and their Black real estate agent have filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Wyoming, Michigan, the Wyoming police chief and six police officers after they were ordered by police officers out of the home they were touring and handcuffed."
    https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/08/us/bl...gan/index.html

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