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Hypocrisy of Speech Codes

We are becoming a nation of hypocrites on the race issue. If we truly want to all live together, then it is not correct, politically or otherwise, to incite one racial or ethnic group against another. Statements by Jeffries put him in the same class as alleged cross-burner Tom Metzger. They both see race conspiracies, they both alter history to defend their ideas and they both dislike Jews. If allowing Tom Metzger to preach racial division and superiority is wrong, and I believe it is, then letting Jeffries do the same is also wrong.

As for Clarence Page’s assertion that racist conspiracy ideas are a good way to shock black youth into changing behavior, he has to be kidding. It creates a blame situation, where nobody is responsible for his actions and it is always someone else’s fault. It also heightens racial tensions.

The only way for us to all live together is to be intolerant of those who preach fear and division and who advocate violence or blame, regardless of what color they are.

DANIEL CARLIN

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Los Angeles


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