True Hospitality Sees Everyone as Equal
The Mississippi economy will grow only as we provide opportunities for every Mississippian to live the best life possible. Prejudice prevents progress. Bias is bad for business. We must increase opportunities for every Mississippian to succeed in school, on the job and in our communities. We must eliminate barriers that limit freedom of expression. That’s why the ACLU of Mississippi has developed the “We are ALL Mississippi” Campaign, a movement to urge state legislators to pass the Mississippi Civil Rights Act.
Mississippi is one of the few states where the legislature has yet to secure civil rights protections for everyone. The Mississippi Civil Rights Act will help to foster the best climate for customers, clients and guests who visit our state. Everyone has the right to be free from discrimination. The Act will protect against discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or familial status.
The largest corporations in America use these same categories of discrimination in all of their policies and procedures. These businesses realize that creating a positive work environment for everyone is the only way for any business to thrive and to grow. However, 21st century businesses will find it difficult to relocate here as long as we allow 19th century practices to continue in the workplace.
Hospitality is not a new concept. It’s as old as the golden rule and based on the ancient commandment to love each other. Let’s live up to our motto and be the hospitality state that we know that we can be.
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