The increasingly blatant racism of the Republican Party and the remaining occupants of the GOP clown car seems to be sending a message that racist conduct is acceptable. Under the GOP's ideology, the First Amendment gives free rein to all nature of bigotry be it hate-filled racism or anti-gay bigotry. As written and intended by the Founding Fathers, the First Amendment granted limited rights: (i) no government censorship of the press and political statements, (ii) no forced taxpayer support of an established church, and (iii) the freedom to worship in the denomination of one's choice without government interference or sanctions. The New Civil Rights Movement looks at a recent incident in Texas that shows how badly the Founder's vision has been perverted. Here are highlights:
Texas A&M officials who were escorting the visitors witnessed the incident and called campus police. An officer who responded initially said the A&M students were merely exercising their First Amendment rights, but police eventually took a report.
In an example of the systemic racism that still exists, some have pushed back, trying to claim it didn't happen, despite witnesses, or that it shouldn't be addressed.
Note the correlation between the university's racism and religiosity. Sadly, many - if not perhaps most - conservative Christians - are racists even as they congratulate themselves on their piety. Here in Virginia, scratch the back of a follower of The Family Foundation and you will find a potential KKK member or other form of white supremacist. Conservative Christianity is a societal evil.