The problem with this stuff is that people are soooo quick to want to punish others, so self-righteous. It makes NO difference what this man has done in the past. No one is “judging him by the content of his character”, rather he is being judged by 4 letters in a sentence.
Then he’s tied to the social media equivalent of a whipping post in the town square and flogged to professional death.
There is plenty of REAL racism and oppression in this country and it’s not limited to minorities. Poor people of all races and creeds have similar issues.
IMO, this only makes the outrage in the “right” (and some like me on the “left”) more intense and stokes feelings of resentment that as white people there are words that can slip from our mouths and ruin our entire professional careers.
Some of you may be a little surprised by my reaction but remember that, in our conversations on morality, I said that the group decides what is moral, but that just because the group decides something is immoral doesn’t necessarily make it so. The question before us is, does firing this man for what he said to accomplish the goal of reducing racism? NO, clearly this only fuels resentment and exposes blatant hypocrisy. IIRC, Bill Mahr said House N*G**R on his show. He wasn’t fired, and rightly so. He was judged via his past actions, and while he was flogged, and rightly so, he survived. He apologized and let his viewers know what he stands for. If Bill Mahr gets a pass, I think this guy should have had a chance. Is he really a racist? Is there is history in writing or in person? If not, he deserves a chance, especially given the context of his remark.
It’s gone WAY too far and is a perfect example of where the stated goal and results do not align.
EDIT: Btw, after reading this, I don’t want anyone to think that only liberals care about racism. I believe that no one here is an overt racist nor do I think people on the “right” are racist, however, racists often align themselves with the right. The issue between us, if any is what actions we might call racist and what should be done to limit it.