NAACP wants action against racial graffiti

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  1. monk

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    The blog does a good job of illustrating one of several problems with hate crimes.

    That having been said, I hope authorities find, and nail, the vandals.
     
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    Thanks for your feedback.
    And I too think they should nail them.
     
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    The students have been found and identified as noted in this link:

    http://www.salisburypost.com/Area/112008-obama-graffit

    From the link


    The key here is what William Barber said above, is the free speech or hate speech and how do you tell the difference? Racism is bad ok I am not defending racism. But we still have racists in this world. Are they allowed to express themselves anywhere? Is even the "free expression tunnel" off limits to that much freedom?

    What if instead of racism we were talking about other ideas. Ideas that homosexuality is a sin or and unborn child holds an immortal soul. Are we free to express those ideas?

    Bottom line-I don't like what these students did but unless there were posted rules defining free speech and specific prohibitions for what they wrote I don't think anything should happen to them. There was an expectation here that freedom of expression was allowed.

    Before the masses open up on me answer me this, if they had painted shoot whitey in the head instead the n**** would your outrage have been the same? If not who is the racist?
     
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    NC Tent Maker Said:
    Before the masses open up on me answer me this, if they had painted shoot whitey in the head instead the n**** would your outrage have been the same? If not who is the racist?

    I think any threat or call to violent action should be dealt with regardless of race, gender, or sexual orientation.
     

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