I’m not going to argue that racism is right, good, or excusable. The idea that someone’s worth has anything to do with their skin color is more than a little foolish, and becomes flat out dangerous far too much of the time.
Government agencies, because they’re in place to represent the interests & needs of ‘the people’ must not discriminate.
The justice system, since its primary focus needs to be about ‘justice’ must not discriminate. For justice to truly exist, we must all be treated as equal before the law.
But shouldn’t individuals, and the businesses they own (with some exceptions, like hospitals), have the right to serve & hire who they choose? Aren’t they the ones who’ll miss out on loyal customers & on hard working, innovative employees?
Again, I’m not arguing that it’s right to discriminate. But don’t people have the right to be wrong? Isn’t it the inalienable right of every American to be a fool? How simple is it, when businesses choose to serve only ‘their’ kind of people to boycott them. To send a message that such discrimination isn’t acceptable? And should restaurant ‘X’ or department store ‘Y’ or cleaning company ‘Z’ have such an attitude in their hearts, would you really want to work for them, or use them as your business of choice anyway?