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April 11, 2016

What? Hilary, NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio Make Terrible Scripted "Colored People Time" Joke at Ceremony

As Adam Carolla says, "Even I'm offended, and I'm actually a racist."

John Sexton observes:

Was anyone at the dinner really offended by the "CPT" joke? Probably not. In a relatively sane world that would be all that matters. But let's face it, no Republican presidential candidate who dared to perform a skit based on a racial stereotype about black people would be allowed to live it down. If Trump or Cruz had tried this, CNN would run the clip on a loop and either Don Lemon or Anderson Cooper would be asking in very serious tones if such humor was still appropriate in 2016. The media’s rules, as ever, are just different for Democrats.

If black people aren't offended, fine. But I'm still very annoyed myself. Not at the joke -- but the idea that there is a Special Awesomely Privileged Rich White People's Club where you are allowed to say some things others aren't -- a top 1% of Free Speech Privilege -- and then the rest of us plebes and proles have to deal with a punishing gauntlet of speech codes, speech crimes, #SafeSpaces and Hashtag Mobs.

And meanwhile, state attorneys general conspire together to illegally investigate and punish people for speech they don't like (in this case, global warming "denialism").

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