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What can be done to bring these people into line? When does "free speech" = freedom to offend, or be ignornat and hateful?
Born out of the "war on terror", hateful rhetroic from right wing politicians, blog posters and organised racist groups together with an apparent general ignorance of the world at large misconceptions about peoples origions have been allowed to fester and multiply and this kind of thing is the result.
reply to post by NewAgeMan
The Joke, once more (slight edit)
I'm an American, and I'm not racist and neither are any of my friends or my extended family. To prove it, I can tell you honestly that the best man at my own wedding was black and if anyone present so much as whispered the N word, everyone else would have had his back, and he was the only black guy there.
reply to post by neformore
Freedom of speech does equal freedom to be hateful and offend.
reply to post by Eryiedes
You need to brush up on your reading comprehension. I would recommend reading the sentence you quoted again.