But do we really want to be a culture that preaches tolerance by immediately raking anyone over the coals who says something we think is wrong?
Fuck tolerance. Tolerance is bullshit. Every damn asshole is tolerant of something
It doesn't matter that you be tolerant
. What matters is what it is you are tolerant of.
What it is you are accepting of.
Paula Deen is tolerant and accepting of racism and white supremacy. I am not, and I'm glad the Food Network is not, either.
People with racist beliefs today don't have the power to harm anyone the way they did a few decades ago.
Stop and frisk. The War on Drugs. The invalidation of Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act. Police brutality. Driving while black. The murder of Trayvon Martin. Voter ID laws. The mass incarceration of blacks in America. The huge economic disparities between blacks and whites. The continued existence of ghettos.
On and on and on. The white supremacist power structure is alive and well, and the racial oppression of blacks in America continues. Just google the term "the new Jim Crow."