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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 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.
    If one should be allowed to express racism, then one should also be able to discriminate someone because of their discrimination. In the Sterling situation, if somehow anyone thinks his comments were justifiable, he or she should also understand that another can punish him for saying that, as he punished by making racist remarks in the first place.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    EDIT: You know I was thinking, there should be a special forum for special people that can't hold a respectful intelligent conversation and have no arrows in their quiver except talking trash. I wonder what they could call that place.
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    Re: Is being racist a right?[W:343]

    Quote Originally Posted by Buck Ewer View Post
    Send me a message next time you defend a communist or a gay person and I will consider believing you...
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    Re: Is being racist a right?[W:343]

    I'm not particularly concerned about defending racist rights. Free speech is important but they could be dumped on an island and i wouldn't care

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Buck Ewer View Post
    Send me a message next time you defend a communist or a gay person and I will consider believing you...
    that is pretty funny. You meant to do that... right?
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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.
    Being a racist should be legal. Acting on it should probably be illegal and/or trigger civil penalties.
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    Re: Is being racist a right?[W:343]

    Quote Originally Posted by Ben K. View Post
    How come so many people think the First Amendment means there should be no social consequences for making ridiculous statements?
    I think this guy is a loon and understand why he needs to be out of basketball, at least until he has proven to have changed. That said in principle I think private conversations and anonymity should be speech sanctuaries under most circumstances free from social consequences unless crime is involved.
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