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Posted Aug 16, 2012 8:17 UTC (Thu) by ekj (guest, #1524)
Or do you at some point say: "If you want to stay at my party, you must treat all my friends with respect, if you can't do that I must insist that you leave."
Posted Aug 16, 2012 12:48 UTC (Thu) by tcabot (subscriber, #6656)
Posted Aug 16, 2012 13:07 UTC (Thu) by ekj (guest, #1524)
If I had 20 guests over at my place, 3 of which where black, and some person started spouting white-supremacist nonsense, you can be sure that I'd speak up about it, and demand that they either treat everyone with respect, or else leave the premises. They've got the right to free speech, but I have no requirement to let them borrow *my* living-room for the purpose. Furthermore "free speech" is not a "get out of jail free" card that allows you to harass other people.
Harassment that is verbal, is still harassment. It's reasonable, and indeed sensible, to insist that people do NOT engage in harassment of any kind, and to warn and/or expel those who are unable or unwilling to refrain from it.
Posted Aug 16, 2012 13:34 UTC (Thu) by ewan (subscriber, #5533)
I think it's fair to note that that isn't what happened here.
Posted Aug 16, 2012 20:17 UTC (Thu) by Lennie (subscriber, #49641)
If it wasn't my party I would probably ask the organizer to do the same.
People are different, it would be a boring place without it, but that doesn't mean you can't have respect for others.
Posted Aug 17, 2012 21:21 UTC (Fri) by Baylink (subscriber, #755)
Posted Aug 18, 2012 13:23 UTC (Sat) by Lennie (subscriber, #49641)
What is the term for people who are not white/Caucasian ?
Posted Aug 18, 2012 14:05 UTC (Sat) by andresfreund (subscriber, #69562)
Posted Aug 18, 2012 18:40 UTC (Sat) by paulj (subscriber, #341)
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