I’m just sorry I’m not a resident of Philadelphia, because I would love to be investigated and denounced by the city’s Human Rights Commission, and by the mayor. What a bunch of freedom-killing jack-donkeys.
I refer to this excellent piece by The Weekly Standard’s Mark Hemingway. In it, he describes how, at the mayor’s urging, Philadelphia magazine has been told to explain itself at an April 18 meeting of the commission, with regard to an article it published called “Being White in Philadelphia” in which white residents complain about how too much of public life is conducted through a racial prism. Fifty years ago, it would have been Martin Luther King Jr. who was making such a point — but now that white residents want color-blindness, the nutty mayor wants to chill the speech of those making King’s point.
There should be a special place in Hades for those who exacerbate racial tensions and who threaten our sacred freedom of speech. The editors of Philadelphia, meanwhile, ought to show up at the commission hearing and, very defiantly, give the mayor and the commission unmitigated hell — and dare them to take any action, of any kind, against the magazine.