My stance is hand in hand with Ms. Nathan’s …. “We demand an all out boycott of everything Russian, from Vodka to the SOCHI Games, until the laws that oppress Russia’s LGBTI community and visitors to Russia are fully rescinded and many of us LGBTI activists stand for nothing less!” Look at the historical parallel that she presents with the analogy of her childhood and Apartheid!!
“The contradiction glares when HRC asks the IOC to ensure “special treatment’ for American athletes and visitors. I find it unconscionable of HRC not to be taking the ultimate stand for a BOYCOTT of the Olympic SOCHI Games in Russia and using their immense power and membership to demand that IOC move the games out of Russia.”
By Melanie Nathan, August 05, 2013.
I was born in South Africa, where the Government had legislated the horrendous Apartheid laws before I was born. These laws discriminated against and served to oppress black South Africans. I grew up in segregated schools, segregated cities, separate park benches and beaches, and black South Africans did not have a vote. I went to university and practiced law there while, living through the “should we boycott” and “should we divest” arguments from around the world, all as a privileged white kid. Most my family and friends…
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