New York Times op-ed tells ACLU to reject free speech

From Tyler O’Neil at PJ Media:

In the op-ed, K-Sue Park, a housing attorney and Critical Race Studies fellow at the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Law, acknowledged that the ACLU “has a long history of defending the First Amendment rights of groups on both the far left and the far right.” Park was correct, and the ACLU’s free speech activism even led the group to defend the white supremacists’ rights this past weekend in Charlottesville, Va.

Park argued that this activism was wrong-headed. “While admirable in theory, this approach implies that the country is on a level playing field, that at some point it overcame its history of racial discrimination to achieve a real democracy, the cornerstone of which is freedom of expression,” the UCLA fellow author wrote.

She expressed her “respect” for the ACLU’s work, mentioning that she interned with the organization in 2011, but nevertheless attacked its free speech activism. “By insisting on a narrow reading of the First Amendment, the organization provides free legal support to hate-based causes. More troubling, the legal gains on which the A.C.L.U. rests its colorblind logic have never secured real freedom or even safety for all,” Park argued.More.

Reality check: No real surprise. The Times is simply not needed any longer as a news source. It can survive as a vendor of propaganda, but only in a protected position.

See also: Ex-Google engineer Damore is an emblem of the liberal crackup Note: Crackdown, not crackup.

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Words are not violence People who think words are violence tend also to think that violence is words.

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