Racist banner hung on Market Street B...

Racist banner hung on Market Street Bridge

There are 63 comments on the Times Leader story from Apr 8, 2008, titled Racist banner hung on Market Street Bridge. In it, Times Leader reports that:

“Within the last two months, there seems to be an issue of making themselves known”

The banner on the Market Street Bridge, which promotes the Keystone State Skinheads organization, reads, "Preserve Our Heritage," on a white bed sheet with black spray paint. via Times Leader

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local guy

Tobyhanna, PA

#62 Sep 5, 2008
One thing that we tend to forget is that folks have a right to their prejudices whether good or bad. Political correctness is an attempt to control our thoughts after we leave the school system and essentially makes independent thought taboo. This banner does not appear racist as the drive-by media would claim; it it referenced black (or any minority) heritage it would be billed as a show of pride. The double standard in place dictates that tax dollars can be spent on festivals and other tributes to minorities, but once it is for whites it becomes racist.

Lets put another nail in the coffin of political correctness and understand that we have the right to think and the right to express.

Since: Jan 07

Norristown, PA

#63 Sep 5, 2008
local guy wrote:
One thing that we tend to forget is that folks have a right to their prejudices whether good or bad. Political correctness is an attempt to control our thoughts after we leave the school system and essentially makes independent thought taboo. This banner does not appear racist as the drive-by media would claim; it it referenced black (or any minority) heritage it would be billed as a show of pride. The double standard in place dictates that tax dollars can be spent on festivals and other tributes to minorities, but once it is for whites it becomes racist.
Lets put another nail in the coffin of political correctness and understand that we have the right to think and the right to express.
We have a right to our prejudices...we have a right to hate? To treat others as badly as we wish, simply because they speak differently or look different than we do?

I think you are really trying to say that nobody can control our thoughts, and I would agree. I would also say, some issues are more educational than legal, when it comes to prejudices. I would also say that any act of aggression based on a prejudice must be fought against morally as well as legally.

I would be embarrassed to be with people who thought nothing of speaking to others in a hateful way, especially if the other person had done nothing to cause a reaction, but in any case I would say we are responsible for our choices.

This has nothing to do with political correctness, a term which is used far too loosely. This is an issue of basic human rights.
PhilCat

Saint Paul, MN

#65 Jan 17, 2009
WaltBennett wrote:
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All you need is eyes. One will do. Then do a wee bit of research.
The rest is up to you.
You are correct, your forced to search for anything creative. Drive up the street, and do you see anything?
Does trash qualify?
Do burned out homes?
Grass knee high.
Smashed out windows?
Yea, I think we get the idea.

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