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Should free speech rights protect racist comments?

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Poll Results: 3,834 votes
39%
No.
 
35%
Yes.
 
27%
It depends.
 


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Rima Goode
Monday August 1, 2016, 4:00 PM


'Racism' is a form of prejudice. The word prejudice means to pre-judge something or someone. People who are 'racists' are actually prejudiced against other people of certain skin colors and/or certain ethnic backgrounds, but not their 'race', since there is actually no such thing as different races.

I'm not saying that we should ignore the real prejudice in the world and our society against people of certain skin colors and/or certain ethnic backgrounds. I'm saying that we need to stop using the words 'racial', 'racist', and 'racism', because they just perpetuate prejudice on the basis of 'race' which is an arbitrary, made-up concept!

The fact is, when we stop using that language, there will be no excuse to use that arbitrary concept to discriminate against people. Some individuals will still pre-judge others based upon their skin color or their ethnicity. But, there is no need to use the word 'race' when addressing these issues. Think about it.

Please check out my CARE2 pledges and/or my YouTube video, asking people to help dispel the myth of 'race'.

CARE2 Pledge link: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/682/558/986/pledge-to-dispel-the-myth-of-race/

'Dispel the Myth of Race' YouTube video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vp8EvKnpXQI

Kathryn Irby
Sunday February 21, 2016, 6:14 AM


No, absolutely NOT!

Janis K.
Monday January 25, 2016, 7:54 AM


yes

Roro l.
Sunday January 3, 2016, 9:12 AM


Thanks for sharing.


M.N. J.
Monday October 19, 2015, 12:52 AM


"One of the problems with defending free speech is you often have to defend people that you find to be outrageous and unpleasant and disgusting." -- Salman Rushdie

Dimitris Dallis
Monday September 7, 2015, 8:50 AM


Yes.

Panchali Yapa
Thursday July 30, 2015, 11:29 AM


Thank you

Sue H.
Tuesday July 14, 2015, 11:29 PM


Probably.

Ed V.
Wednesday April 29, 2015, 10:22 AM


Please we need new poll questions

Barbara V.
Wednesday April 29, 2015, 7:44 AM


Please we need new poll questions



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