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I have been hearing a lot about the "almost RNC Candidate" Katon Dawson and his 12 year membership in a 'whites-only' country club in South Carolina.
I was under the impression such clubs did not exist anymore..or.. at least... had removed language from their charters.
I found the name of the club from this TPM Article and decided to give them a call.

Me: "Hi.. I am calling to ask if you allow blacks as members at your country club?"

Guy: Silence...."Ummm.. that can't be a real question"

Me: "Well.. the press is reporting that you don't so I am just looking to find out for myself."

Guy: "Absolutely we do. Why wouldn't we?"

So... someone needs to do some digging.

Did I get the wrong Country Club?
Are they lying?
Does someone have outdated information?

I would love to find a country club that didn't allow blacks.. I would make a point of calling them every day and ask them the same question " Hi.. do you discriminate against people of color?" ... make them answer.. out loud.. every day.

What say you? Anyone have any information?

Originally posted to librarianman on Fri Jan 30, 2009 at 02:01 PM PST.

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