Skip to comments.WaPo Article Calls For Amendment To ‘Ban The Incitement Of Bigotry’
Posted on 10/28/2017 5:00:05 AM PDT by LibWhacker
The Washington Post published an article Thursday that called for a constitutional amendment to ban inequality and racist speech.
As part of the publications series published Thursday called, Fix this democracynow, 38 ideas for repairing our badly broken civic life, the Post featured author Ibram X. Kendis proposal for A Constitutional Amendment On Equality.
Kendi writes that the United States needs, an Anti-Bigotry Amendment that would constitutionalize a critical principle: Group inequity is evidence of discrimination.
The amendment would make group inequity illegal and ban the incitement of bigotry, as the incitement of anti-Semitism is banned in Germany. Claims that inequity is evidence of a groups dysfunction or inferiority would be outlawed. The amendment would establish equality as a human right and inequality as anti-American and anti-human, he continues, seemingly endorsing a crackdown on free speech.
Kendi is a professor and director of American Universitys Antiracist Research & Policy Center.
He describes himself as a, hardcore humanist and softcore vegan.
The Anti-Bigotry Amendment would permanently establish a federal agency that investigates inequities and punishes institutional and individual discriminators. This Department of Equity would repair inequities caused by past discrimination. It would be charged with building a nation of equal opportunity where only the diverse materials of merit pave the roadway toward success. This is the only equitable path toward a healthy U.S. democracy, Kendi also wrote.
Other ideas included in the Posts 38 ideas were Celebrate Government, by Joan Williams, which urged readers to post photos and videos on social media celebrating how great government is.
Another idea was to End American Arrogance, by teaching everyone more about the past injustices of America neuter the concept of American exceptionalism and perhaps temper American arrogance.
And best of all, THEY get to pick what’s “bigotry”!
BIGOTRY is in the eyes of the BEHOLDER.
--George Orwell is turning over in his grave---
Applied equally, that would ban “rap” music.
However, we both know that their idea of “incitement of bigotry” is just disagreeing with them.
“a constitutional amendment to ban inequality and racist speech.”
So, Maxine Waters, Frederica Johnson, Barbara Jordan, John Lewis, Clyburn, Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Ni-Tihese Whatever, Luis Gutierrez, Raul Grijalva, et al., et nauseum will be banned?
.......He describes himself as a, hardcore humanist and softcore vegan.......
I think he forgot useful idiot.
No doubt he would have movies and television shows made many years ago heavily censored or banned altogether (like even the “MASH” episode “The General Flipped at Dawn” or even Mel Gibson’s “The Patriot”) because of one group or another taking offence.
Just how did so many ignorant people get into responsible positions?
The right of free speech is not there to protect speech we agree with, but protect speech we may find offensive.
The reason there are few restrictions on “free speech” (and there should be even fewer) is once you allow the government to decide what is and what is not appropriate then you lost free speech altogether.
For students, algebra, trigonometry, and likely most serious science courses would be removed from curriculums.
“Other ideas included in the Posts 38 ideas were ‘Celebrate Government,’ by Joan Williams, which urged readers to post photos and videos on social media celebrating how great government is.”
See my tagline on that.
All group inequities would be banned and only merit would count? I say we take him up on it, ban all affirmative action and set aside programs and go to race-neutral, merit based hiring and promotion across the board.
Group inequity is evidence of discrimination
The NBA would be required to be 13 pct black. What a hoot
Everything I don’t like is bigotry:
asparagus, for example, or not holding the door open for the next person.
yup...wonder if this guy participated in any BLM protests...
Never going to happen. Nor should it.
Is the author Justin Caruso or John Semmens?
Don’t worry. The ACLU will get right on it.
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