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

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    No law should be aimed at people's opinions. That is idiotic.
    Well I think the point is..... does someone have a right to fire you for your personal opinions? When those opinions were never meant to be public.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by celticwar17 View Post
    Well I think the point is..... does someone have a right to fire you for your personal opinions? When those opinions were never meant to be public.
    In Indiana they can fire you for any or no reason. Start a thread about that and watch the sides shift.
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    re: Is being racist a right?[W:343]

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    No, you're wrong. It is perfectly legal to say that you want someone to be fired. It is your freedom of speech at work.

    You are just absolutely, 100% wrong.
    I never said it wasn't legal, send your straw man back to OZ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    That boat sailed a long time ago. So rather than repeat yourself for the infinityith time, just tell us where it's against the law to demand someone's resignation/firing. I already have the Constitution to tell me it's legal, you show me where it's illegal.
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    re: Is being racist a right?[W:343]

    If being racist is not a right...then what is the alternative?

    Arresting people for making racist statements?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    The 1st Amendment allows you the right to hold whatever beliefs and express them however you choose as long as you are not inciting violence. So yes, you have the right to be a racist. However, the law does not allow you to be immune from the consequences of your speech.
    If you demand someone be punished for having a belief you disagree with it becomes defacto law.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    I never said it wasn't legal, send your straw man back to OZ.
    Then what did you mean by this? You basically said no one had the right to say that they wanted someone to be fired. Which means you want it to be illegal. Words dude, they have meaning.

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Wrong. At the risk of repeating myself, "your right to swing your arms ends where my nose begins". You have no right to demand someone be harmed unless they broke a law. As of yet being racist is not illegal but you libs are working on it huh.
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    re: Is being racist a right?[W:343]

    Quote Originally Posted by tacomancer View Post
    I would go further and say that one of the purposes of the first amendment is expressly allow what happened to that basketball dude.

    Him being banned is the sign of a healthy society in terms of free speech.
    Precisely the opposite. His being banned is a sign of a repressive society. What's next, burn books that offend you?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by CLAX1911 View Post
    It's notthat you have different beliefs. It's that you go blabbing about them. Let's say you believed it was okay to molest children. As long as you aren't doing it you aren't breaking any law. But if you start running your mouth about it, the employer can absolutely fire you.

    You have the right to your opinion. You have the right to voice it. But the employer can tell you that you can't in his property or in his employ. Now you can go blabbering about it under his employ but he has the right to terminate said employment. Are you saying he shouldn't? Are you saying that if a guy that works in an R&B record store that has a customer base of 75% black people can go on about how much he hates black people and can't wait for the khan really this evening? And if the employer islosing business he is just stuck with that guy?

    I think an employer has the right to fire you.

    Other wise I answered your question. Yes you have the right to be racist. Nobody locks up the Klan or the black Panthers that ought to be enough.
    Sterling has no employer. People are demanding he lose his franchise to punish him for his beliefs.

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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.
    Sterling is losing his as we speak.

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