I'm comfortable talking about the history of anything in America, but was just making light of your comment of where they currently stand as well as where they once stood.Clifford Roberts probably loved his mother too. But he was a racist and ran a racist tournament. You have now qualified my discussion to only include the last 20 years. I sense you aren't that confident about the previous 70.
As recently as 2014 women were protesting and picketing the Masters because of the exclusion of women as members in the Augusta Country Club. Even though the members of the old guard recently folded on that one it took about a hundred years longer than the women's suffrage movement. But, hey, progress is progress. Thus the term, "good ole boys club." If the shoe fits for about 90 years of your existence, and my goodness, the last 20 years, you might as well admit it and just wear it.
Essentially earn your way into our tournament, and you can play. Augusta National does not make exceptions. Simple as that. How many great white golfers never got an invite back after they did not earn their way back in? Rules are rules, and they do not bend them for anyone. Hard to handle with the way our laws in the country are broken and bent every day. Look no further than Chicago recently, but that's their rules. Call it what you want, but you're not moving the needle one bit for them because they know you're nothing more than exactly what they are trying to keep out.The Color Barrier at The Masters
As the first African American to play in the Masters, Lee Elder faced much criticism and hate. He was forced to rent two houses during the tournament so that he could move between them in an effort to protect himself from attacks by racists. In addition to that, when asked about Elder playing in the tournament, Augusta National co-founder Clifford Roberts was quoted as saying, "To make an exception would be practicing discrimination in reverse." Two years after Elder made his Masters debut, Roberts committed suicide by shooting himself on the banks of the par-3 course at Augusta.
The club has drawn criticism for its exclusionary membership policies: Augusta National barred African Americans until 1990 and women until 2012. The club, which long required all caddies to be black, barred black golfers from the Masters Tournament for 40 years until Lee Elder participated in the 1975 Tournament.
Augusta National Golf Club, located in Augusta, Georgia, is one of the most famous golf clubs .... (with the correct title, "Shoutin' in that Amen Corner" written by Andy Razaf), which was recorded ... The club also faced demands that the PGA Championship not be held there because of racist comments by the club's founder.
Augusta National Golf Club - Wikipedia
That was pretty much the plan of attack through the civil rights movement. Private clubs, private schools, private communities. It's nice to see after all these years that the oldies but goodies linger on in the minds and souls of our liberated new generation of free thinkers. And people wonder how history keeps repeating itself.I'm comfortable talking about the history of anything in America, but was just making light of your comment of where they currently stand as well as where they once stood.
I've also made light of the fact that this is a private club. Doesn't matter if women picketed the gates or wanted in, it wasn't their decision. Why doesn't Alabama let girls play on their football team (because they aren't good enough to help the team win), why don't you let women go on your guy's weekend (because you don't want them to), why do we have separate bathrooms (???)? I mean, I can pull anything out of my ass and try to question it, but it still doesn't take away from the fact that it is a private club and they didn't want women. What can't you seem to understand about that? You want to link it to racism and womanizing, but there is no proof behind that other than they weren't admitting women, and what you and other jabbing mouths have had to say. I mean, there's just nothing else to say other than you thinking you know, when in fact you do not.
3 Reasons Why Augusta National Waited so Long to Admit Women
So you have issues with country clubs and private schools now? What about the ones with black and Asian members, as well as whites?That was pretty much the plan of attack through the civil rights movement. Private clubs, private schools, private communities. It's nice to see after all these years that the oldies but goodies linger on in the minds and souls of our liberated new generation of free thinkers. And people wonder how history keeps repeating itself.
The comparison to the suffrage movement with membership at a golf club? Come on, man.
Ironically making my point. Claiming adjectives "is what you do," when you've not, has as much basis as suggesting voting for public office is akin to membership at a private club.Adjectives, it's what I do.
Ironically making my point. Claiming adjectives "is what you do," when you've not, has as much basis as suggesting voting for public office is akin to membership at a private club.
Hey, at least all those protestors had an Elvis impersonator amongst them.
So now you have something against someone's age? Ahh, how funny that someone so open to everything yet has so many problems with people who cannot help when they were born. You do understand there are things out there called books that folks can read and understand a lot about what happened in the past, right? Considering you have personally never experienced anything regarding Augusta National, you sure do have a lot to say about it. So tolerant, I love it.No. Just young people that has seen nothing first hand for themselves and obviously can't be bothered with details.