Monday, November 05, 2007

"I am a racist"

Says Baron Bodissey over at Gates of Vienna:
The topic simply cannot be discussed without my becoming a racist. We all know where the dangerous areas lie, and how to avoid them. We know that if we don’t stay away from them, we can lose our jobs, be publicly vilified, and in some cases be subject to arrest and prosecution...

...I am a racist. By these paragraphs I have proved it.

Solomon2 looks forward to the day when discussing real differences between the conduct of different groups and races can be done without paying a personal or professional penalty. The bounds of permitted discussion must be enlarged so real issues can be addressed and resoloved, rather than shamefully concealed. If that means being tagged a "racist" (or "sexist", or "homophobe", etc.) so be it.

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