In his defense, Cutter probably hasn't associated socially with anyone of any race making less than $30,000, unless you consider talking to the server while out for dinner with his wife and kids. Of course, as long this is just a convenient fact when you consider the percentage of minorities making less than $30,000.
Imagine if you had to present government issued ID to exercise other constitutionally protected rights.
"I'm sorry ma'am, but before I can allow you to enter this church, I'm going to need to see some identification."
"I understand that you're exercising your right to protest against abortion/gay marriage/Obamacare/unions/welfare, but if I don't see some ID from everyone, I'm going to have to ask you all to disperse."
"Oh, you don't have identification? Well then we're going to let these soldiers sleep at your house for about 6-months. We'll need you to feed them too."
"Well, we would need a warrant to search your house...but since you don't have ID, please step aside and let our officers get to work."
"You would have the right to remain silent, but since you don't have ID, you're going to stay in this cell until you tell us what we want to know."
I guess it's only discriminatory when it affects you. As long as it affects people you don't like, it's fine.
If we're going to treat the homeless like sub-human animals, which is really how most people view them: annoyances, things we sort of feel sorry for, but still want to have to deal with - like stray dogs - we might as well behave accordingly. Round up all the homeless and the panhandlers, put them in a special "jail," make sure they're not too sick, give them some food and water for a few days, then if no one comes buy to hire them for a job or offers them a place to live, euthanize them. It's more humane than saying "We really don't care if you freeze or starve to death, just please don't do it around these places where people are spending money."
By Chris Shaw
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