Originally Posted by budapest12
You too. What is your point? You seem to think that because governments pass laws, not private companies, you have scored some sort of knockout punch. I have no idea WTF you think you are getting at.
Let's use Plessy v. Ferguson as an example because it has already been brought up, and it is the most historic example. In Plessy v. Ferguson, a private individual bought a train ticket from a private company. He then attempted to sit in said company's first class train car. The company wanted to allow him to sit in the first class train car. The state of Louisiana had passed the Separate Car Act making it illegal for Plessy to sit in the car. He was arrested for violating the law.
A private company was trying to NOT discriminate. The government, which has a monopoly on force, required the company to discriminate.
As a business owner, I'm not going to discriminate against anyone unless they're more trouble than they're worth which isn't discriminating against anyone on the basis of something covered by the Civil Rights Act. We hear from the Democratic camp that businesses are greedy, so if that's true, businesses won't discriminate because of their greed.