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    Monday, January 16, 2006

    Happy MLK Day!

    I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
      - Martin Luther King, Jr. (via Wikipedia)
    The complaint lodged by Millie Bonilla and Sheila Foster, the wives of former New York Mets baseball players Bobby Bonilla and George Foster, said they were denied access to the beach at Greenwich Point Park on June 7 because of their skin color. Mrs. Bonilla is Puerto Rican and Mrs. Foster is African American.
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    Kelly Houston, the town's affirmative action officer, dismissed the complaint on grounds that the women were not carrying the $25 resident beach cards that are required to enter the park.
    Ms. Houston might have been able to sustain her ruling had she not sent an e-mail three weeks earlier to the exercise group leader the women had hired for their class. Her e-mail advised him to be discreet about bringing "black people" to the beach and to cut the number of black participants in the class.
    Props to The Hartford Courant.  Equal props to my people over at Fark.
    Additional commentary deleted.  Judge away.




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