Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The Clipper hugga-muggah

Oh, Lordy, Lordy. Turns out that the owner of a basketball team made a racist comment. Punishment must be swift and painful. Take his team away from him! Magic Johnson might want to buy it, and the owner doesn't want his girlfriend hanging around with such people.

Except that it isn't illegal to be a racist. Yet.

Even if the fact of his racism means you would be perfectly entitled to decline to shake hands with him, turning your back to him and holding him in open and obvious contempt

It is, however, illegal to discriminate unlawfully based on race.

So far as I've heard, the owner is okay with whatever racial characteristics basketball players have provided they have talent, and he pays them appropriately to their value to the team and in proportion to the pay of other basketball players in the league. And probably all out of proportion to their real contributions to society and western civilization

And we don't have thought crimes punishable by Big Brother.


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