Sunday, August 14, 2005
Would you discriminate against this guy?
Look the picture over very carefully. His name is Rilon Lee and we are going to hear his story Monday morning at 9. Here is the gist of it from Wendy:
"On Friday, August 12th, 2005, our friend Rilon was assigned the task of chaperoning two minor children to Skateland in Pine Bluff. At age 22, Rilon is a full fledged adult. He stays out of trouble, attends church every Sunday, and has a human soul. Coincidentally, Rilon, like so many others in his generation, also has several facial piercings. He wears three facial rings in his lower lip, and one in the eye brow area. Facial piercings of this nature are quite common in this day and time. However, because of his choice of jewelry, Rilon was denied entry into the cityÂs skating rink."
Should Rilon be allowed inside the skating rink? Property rights or personal rights? I would welcome our input on WAI Radio.com
Although the federal civil rights act only prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion or national origin, many states have broadened their laws to include unconventional dress.
Just because Rilon is not federally protected does NOT mean that this is not equally discriminatory.
Makes me wanna puke.
I am proud that you took notice Pat and thought it important enough to speak out on.
Good luck Bro
A friend in Delaware
I would like to read a copy of this "new" insurance document which specifically states that anyone with facial piercing is "not allowed" to enter this individual's business.
I wonder how much money was invested in researching the risks anyone with facial piercing may experience while inside this skating facility.
Is it a proven fact that skaters/observers who have facial piercing are far more likely to fall and land on their faces instead of on their asses like the rest of us?
I hope this incident continues capture the media's attention.
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