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    re: Is being racist a right?[W:343]

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    All this media blitz on Bundy and The basketball guy has me wondering if we now have thought police in this country. I'm not racist myself but I don't see what the big deal is if you are. We have laws to protect people from racism so your opinion should be a right and you should not be punished for what you believe. IMO firing someone for being a racist is anti American and flies in the face of free speech.
    you have a right to believe what you wish.

    Your empoyer has the right to fire you for any reason he wishes...and does not have to give you a reason why.

    Proving your employer fired you for what you believe is hard to prove.


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    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Losing your job for your thoughts is indeed an example of thought police.
    No one lost their job for their thoughts.
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    re: Is being racist a right?[W:343]

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    No one lost their job for their thoughts.
    Expressing them, yes. It's about as close as we have to controlling thought, however.

    I'm just amused at the disingenuous here. It's as if public pressure has never been used by conservatives to try to remove someone from a position of power or make them isolated in public discourse.

    Damn wimps can't admit they'd clamor to do the same thing if Jesse Jackson got recorded in a private conversation.

    Admit it folks, you're just as interested in using power as the rest of us.
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    Michelle's QUITE lovely, actually,and Hilary, at one point, was at least nice looking. But they are gun grabbing wanna be hitlers, so looks have nothing to do with it.

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    Of course we'd like to get rid of Jesse, any way we can, because he's a jerk. Have you heard what he called Obama, after the latter got the presidential nomination (which Jesse has striven for ever since he first dipped his hankie in Martin's blood)?

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    re: Is being racist a right?[W:343]

    The f**k just happened...

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    re: Is being racist a right?[W:343]

    I think the guy is well within his rights to be racist if he wants. I also don't believe he should be forced to sell his team (which he's said he won't do). From what I understand, the NBA has no by-laws that regulate the speech of any owner. The commissioner may have over stepped his bounds with the lifetime ban. Any lawyer worth his salt will most likely carve the NBA up on this. I have heard numerous legal analysts say (on ESPN radio) that while the NBA was right in doing what it did, the legal ramifications could get ugly IF Sterling decides to fight it. I'm interested to see if he does. IMO, the dude should be able to say whatever he feels like saying.

    He obviously doesn't allow it to affect his decisions with the team. He was the second NBA team owner in league history to have a black General Manager (Elgin Baylor), he just let a successful white coach's contract expire (Vinny Del Negro) and hired a black coach for this season (Doc Rivers), the majority of his team is black, he was nominated for an award from the NAACP, etc, etc. I say all that to show that the NBA, while having a recording of him saying racist things, has nothing else to use against him as far as proving his dealings with the team were of a racist nature. We'll see what the legal system does with it. It could get ugly if Sterling wants to fight.
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    No law should be aimed at people's opinions. That is idiotic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    No law should be aimed at people's opinions. That is idiotic.
    There's no law involved. It's a private organization. What happened to the racist cry of "Freedom of Association!!11!!"

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    re: Is being racist a right?[W:343]

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    There's no law involved. It's a private organization. What happened to the racist cry of "Freedom of Association!!11!!"
    I answered the OP. I have no idea what you are talking about...
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