|Quoting robsaw (Reply 47):|
I'd suggest you research US civil rights laws a bit. Access to a publicly available service or product is for the most part required to be available to anyone without discrimination.
Tell that to the pizzerias and wedding caterers. For the most part, businesses don't engage in interstate transactions with customers, most goods and services are provided within one state, and business owners do have some discretion as to whom they serve (e.g. no shoes, no shirt, no service) - but again, if a business doesn't want my money I'll gladly shop elsewhere. I'll also tell all my friends. No law suit required, it's easy here to vote with your wallet.
|Quoting aklrno (Reply 50):|
The 14th amendment, as with most of the constitution, places limits on the government, not the citizens or their businesses.
But there was a federal civil rights act passed by Congress (in 1965 IIRC) that prohibits discrimination in any public accommodation (that means businesses) in interstate or federally regulated commerce based on race, religion or national origin. That is where the airline went wrong. It does not apply to foreign governments of course, so Kuwait may deny admission to whoever they want.
Ok, that makes more sense. Not the constitution, but some added law.
|Quoting jfklganyc (Reply 61):|
Quoting seahawk (Reply 57):But in Kuwait the nation of Israel is not recognized as such.Too bad. In the rest of the free world it is recognized as country. Personal opinions aside, if you look at a map, atlas or globe, there it is for all to see. You want to deny reality? Fine...but you have to do it amongst yourselves.
Exactly. Their loss. The existence of Israel is a fact. Israel will defend itself to the last person, it has a track record of kicking butt, and it has friends throughout the world.
|Quoting hilram (Reply 81):|
Funny. How come synagoges all over Europe reqire armed guards nowadays? Typically just brushing this off as a non-existent problem.
More integration efforts are needed. It's bad to carry a conflict between two groups into a third country.
|Quoting zeke (Reply 77):|
Airlines "discriminate" all the time based upon the travel document being used, and where the passenger is traveling to. The US "discriminates" based upon where the travel document is issued as well for entry into the US, e.g. travel documents from Canada, Mexico, Taiwan, Indonesia are treated differently. The industry has always used the term "valid travel document" to cover this.
As someone who has friends without a U.S. and without a EU passport, I can confirm that. Good luck trying to do LatAm - EU without straddling U.S. carriers. It's BOG
or bust, costs extra not to route through MIA
, quite a bit extra. Better yet, LatAm - Asia. I'm glad for every new service that bypasses this issue, but they're still rare compared to the First World connections available for the chosen few granted the right the transfer through the U.S.
|Quoting D L X (Reply 76):|
Yeah, that's something interesting about this particular flyer. IIRC, he has a US passport, which would have allowed him to fly, but chose to use his Israeli passport to cause this situation to occur. If he really wanted to fly, he could have.
There you go. It's like someone with dual citizenship in the U.S. using their U.S. passport to try to go to Cuba without having a license. Could have used their foreign passport and no one in CUN
would have raised an eyebrow. What's with the muckraking? It's sad enough that discrimination exists, why fan the flames?
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