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    Is being racist a right?[W:343]

    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.

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

    Yes. I think you have a right to be a racist. It depends how you mean punishment, do you believe someone has a right to be antiAmerican and not be punished?
    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.
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    re: Is being racist a right?[W:343]

    Believing something is one thing. Acting on it or verbalizing it to the detriment of others is another.....
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    re: Is being racist a right?[W:343]

    Of course you should have the right to be racist.

    Racism is a believe (though obviously a ridiculously stupid one, IMO)...you cannot outlaw beliefs.

    Or at least, it should never be tried...free speech and freedom of expression should almost always be allowed.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    Yes. I think you have a right to be a racist. It depends how you mean punishment, do you believe someone has a right to be antiAmerican and not be punished?
    I just don't like seeing people run out of town on a rail for their personal beliefs. If the head of a comp or owner of a sports team is racist it means nothing to me. I judge him on the quality of his company or team or whatever.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by GottaGo View Post
    Believing something is one thing. Acting on it or verbalizing it to the detriment of others is another.....
    Verbalizing? Ever heard of the First Amendment?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GottaGo View Post
    Believing something is one thing. Acting on it or verbalizing it to the detriment of others is another.....
    You against fee speech?

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

    What if he had come out with a USA sucks or something? Would you be for boycotting his games then?
    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    I just don't like seeing people run out of town on a rail for their personal beliefs. If the head of a comp or owner of a sports team is racist it means nothing to me. I judge him on the quality of his company or team or whatever.
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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.
    Glad you brought this up.
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    re: Is being racist a right?[W:343]

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Verbalizing? Ever heard of the First Amendment?
    It's not a first amendment issue. If it were, what about the people who want to speak against the racist views.

    You or anybody else has every right to be a racist a-hole. And everybody else has a right to say you're an idiot and an a-hole for being one.


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    This issue has been plowed more times than Paris Hilton.
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    Too bad we have to observe human rights.

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