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Is Free Speech part of the White Power Structure?

Gene ExpressionBy Razib KhanMar 13, 2009 6:17 PM


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The Audacious Epigone looks closely at the opinions regarding the banning of unpopular speech which I posted on earlier. I limited the sample to whites, because after all, who cares what coloreds think? No seriously, I was trying to get population substructure out of the way (this is why Barack Hussein Obama won the most religious in the South, and the least religious outside of the South). In any case, it seems that whites are the most robust supporters of free speech. If you think about it closely this makes sense, as speech and power are intimately connected, and whites have a long history of wielding verbal violence. Expression is a double edged sword and the white male power structure has used the rusty ragged edge against people of color for generations. Why bar themselves from the utilization of this "liberty"? These findings should perhaps force us to reconsider the culturally biased and normative presuppositions which lay behind American idolatry of the concept of conscience.

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