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Nuts to Nutter
Wall Street Jounal, by James Taranto

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Posted By:BamaMan, 3/19/2013 4:52:43 PM

Let´s dispense with the free-speech question first. In a letter to the Philadelphia Human Relations Commission, Mayor Michael Nutter writes: (Snip) The only correct answer to Nutter´s query is "Nuts!" The question isn´t even a close one: A magazine article obviously cannot be the "equivalent of ´[falsely] shouting "fire!" in a crowded theater,´ " which by the way is the laziest cliché in all of constitutional law. Nor does the essay in question, published in the March issue of Philadelphia magazine, run afoul of any of the First Amendment´s limited and narrow exceptions: libel, invasion of privacy,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 3/19/2013 5:00:11 PM     (No. 9233636)

The mayor exemplifies the problem.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: cshoff, 3/19/2013 5:06:27 PM     (No. 9233646)

Huber was criticized as dwelling on negative experiences that whites had with blacks that often fit into racial stereotypes.

The white people spoke their feelings. There are reasons for things being ´stereotypes´. They happen frequently.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Rama41, 3/19/2013 5:22:55 PM     (No. 9233681)

Nutter´s response is exactly the reason there will never be dialogue about race between black and white. By definition, according to the former, whites are not qualified to speak on the issue.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Pros7767, 3/19/2013 5:24:00 PM     (No. 9233686)

Perhaps someone should remind him about the flash mobs last summer. Does he really think people aren´t affected by that?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Madeye Moody, 3/19/2013 5:57:29 PM     (No. 9233727)

The theme of this story is so obvious I wondered why it was even considered news. The potential ramifications of being called racist are so adverse that the risk of confrontation is simply not justified.

Many, many years ago, after a long day completing a very physical job I said "Boy am I tired" to nobody in particular in the crew of men I was supervising. A complaint was filed that I made a racist comment. The boss asked me what I said. I honestly replied that I hadn´t said anything. At the hearing the plaintiff said I called him Boy. The other men in the crew testified to what I actually said. The judge admonished me to me mindful of my words but dismissed the case without penalty. Not long afterward we closed that plant. And it was in Philadelphia.



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Reply 6 - Posted by: Pam, 3/19/2013 6:49:44 PM     (No. 9233792)

Didn´t Holder think it was time for black and whites to talk to each other about 5 years ago? Article tried to start the dialog and got slammed. Figures

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