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Rhode Island lawmaker argues dress code is
'oppressive,' calls Senate a 'White western space'

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Posted By: NorthernDog, 3/26/2021 2:09:48 PM

The Rhode Island Senate on Tuesday passed attire guidelines that sparked an uproar for allegedly imposing standards that were biased toward White people. On March 15, the Rhode Island Senate rules committee was debating a provision that would mandate legislators maintain decorum by dressing in certain ways. Sen. Jonathon Acosta, D-District 16, argued that legislators' varying backgrounds were affected by an "ethno-racial-class nexus" and informed what they considered to be appropriate dress. "The frame that you bring to decorum might be different than the one that I bring for decorum, but does not make mine any less valuable," he said


That old 'Ethno Racial Class Nexus' rears its ugly head again - just like the Jim Crow era.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Highlander 3/26/2021 2:12:21 PM (No. 735898)
If you want to dress like a bum, be my guest. After all, you’re representing the best of the state of Rhode Island.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: red1066 3/26/2021 2:20:15 PM (No. 735905)
It was white people that founded this country. White people who wrote the Constitution. White people who founded the businesses, and when white people finally realized that a mistake had been made allowing slavery, it was white people that fought and died to free the slaves. So if anyone has a problem with white people, get over it, and move on with your life.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: paral04 3/26/2021 2:28:08 PM (No. 735915)
This idiot got into Congress because of our Constitution and culture. If he isn't happy here he can leave and go live in a culture that will let him dress as he likes. While, as a taxpayer, I am paying his salary he can do what he is told.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: mc squared 3/26/2021 2:29:04 PM (No. 735916)
There's something appealing about wearing your prison pants below your boxers and wearing a hoodie, but that would be cultural appropriation.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: GoodDeal 3/26/2021 2:37:13 PM (No. 735924)
Men must wear ankle length black ghetto shorts down below their asscheeks and boxer underwear. White converse tennis shoes and knee high black socks and white JC Penny White v neck pocket t shirts, and a Chicago bulls ball cap sideways. Women must wear black burkas with only their eyes showing.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: marbles 3/26/2021 2:38:19 PM (No. 735926)
No matter where you work, or for whom, there is a dress code.This guy ( imbecile ) is looking for something to get his name out there. Although why he wants people to know that he's a jack*ss is beyond me.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Sanddollar 3/26/2021 2:45:40 PM (No. 735934)
What does he want to wear? A hoodie and expensive sneakers?
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Reply 8 - Posted by: WV.Hillbilly 3/26/2021 3:08:14 PM (No. 735962)
A culture of slobs.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: columba 3/26/2021 3:22:12 PM (No. 735974)
Some people do not grow out of the teenaged rebel stage.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Albatross 3/26/2021 3:32:56 PM (No. 735982)
The party makeup of the Rhode Island Senate is 33 Dems and 5 GOP. Let these racists fight it out among themselves.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Maggie2u 3/26/2021 3:58:47 PM (No. 735996)
If this passes, I'm wondering what the representatives from Hawaii will be wearing.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 3/26/2021 4:08:25 PM (No. 736003)
Can they at least agree to bathe before going on the Senate floor (/s)? I'm sure the RI Senate has more important things to attend to than dress attire. How many years has the RI Senate been meeting? This has only become an issue now? This seems to be an exercise in triviality, but government today is trivial.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: comstock 3/26/2021 4:16:50 PM (No. 736014)
Loincloths for the men, topless for the women. I'm all for it. Select whichever gender you want to identify as. Enjoy yourself until the next primary.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: jinx 3/26/2021 4:22:54 PM (No. 736017)
Aren't there more serious issues facing Congress than what they are wearing!!!!! We are wasting our money on these idiots. Fire them and let us hire someone who will go to DC and do their job.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Bur Oak 3/26/2021 4:59:24 PM (No. 736037)
What? They can't wear their trousers halfway down their behind with their under ware showing.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: downnout 3/26/2021 5:36:37 PM (No. 736068)
Do any politicians know what the phrase E Pluribus Unum means? Out of Many, One. There is a reason that is our national motto. A nation divided cannot stand. Wake up, you damned fools.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: padiva 3/26/2021 8:20:14 PM (No. 736167)
It's part of being a responsible adult.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 3/27/2021 3:00:43 AM (No. 736408)
Listen up Jonathan. You work for US. We the People pay you (not sure why). It's a professional job and We expect you to show up dressed professionally and represent US. Don't like it ? I understand Amazon is hiring.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: MickTurn 3/27/2021 2:40:00 PM (No. 736836)
No problem, you can come long as you provide Barf Bags for all of us!
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Reply 20 - Posted by: kono 3/31/2021 6:08:29 PM (No. 741083)
Less valuable? Catch a clue, dude. As a rookie, you are at the BOTTOM of the totem pole. If you last long enough to become an elder in that chamber, then you might have the authority to tweak the dress code.
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