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Obama approved of restricting speech to protect minorities

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Revmitchell, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. Revmitchell

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    At the height of early-1990s conservative backlash over political correctness and “speech codes” on U.S. college campuses, Barack Obama participated in a panel event geared toward denying that restrictions on free expression were problematic, or happening at all.

    The 1991 Harvard Law School yearbook quoted the future President of the United States virtually shrugging his shoulders at the thought that non-liberal white students might take offense at restrictions on speech that minority students found objectionable. “I don’t see a lot of conservatives getting upset if minorities feel silenced,” Obama said, flipping the argument around.

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/10/08/a...g-speech-to-protect-minorities/#ixzz28hFMmLCK
     
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