mike_gss wrote:spowell92 wrote: I meant suppressed, my bad. You think to force out racism, homophobia and sexism is cruel or unjust?
Your second bit is an interesting question. To "force out" something (as determined by the majority) can be - I'm not saying "is" - as reprehensible as outright oppression. Tyranny of the Majority, as it is sometimes called, is an interesting debating point in democracies which perport to allow complete freedom of speech. Discussion of certain topics is attracting unacceptable levels of suppression (your word) leading to a retreat into private forums. Incitement of racism, homophobia and sexism - now there's a horse of a different colour.
Aren't those racist, homophobic and sexist views oppressive in themselves? I've no qualms with suppressing the oppressive in this case.