ZeroHedge: Is It Racist? Black Georgia Mayor Bans White Reporters From Press Conference

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-30/it-racist-black-georgia-mayor-bans-white-reporters-press-conference

Of course it is racist. Even so, a part of me wants to defend the media prohibition in this instance, if only because denying freedom of association strikes me as a greater sin than denying press coverage.

Put another way, I can’t think of a principled reason to object to black-only meetings or, for that matter, white-only meetings.

5 thoughts on “ZeroHedge: Is It Racist? Black Georgia Mayor Bans White Reporters From Press Conference

  1. “AP reports that Mayor Eddie DeLoach is seeking re-election this fall. He became Savannah’s first white mayor in 20 years after winning the 2015 campaign.”

    He is a white Georgia mayor, not a black one.

    I read the link and the AP story and am very confused as to why he was referred to as black.

    Strong tan?

    Actually a black minister set up the meeting apparently. Other pols who attended were puzzled also.

    Is zerhedge trying to create racial issues where there are none?

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    1. _RE: “Is zerhedge trying to create racial issues where there are none?”

      Maybe. I really don’t know. Perhaps The Pilot is trying to create racial issues where there are none, too, since it also carried the wire piece.

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  2. White only, or black only, meetings of private groups, though suspect, are protected under freedom of association as you point out, however racially exclusive meetings by public officials are not.

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  3. RE: ” racially exclusive meetings by public officials are not.”

    I didn’t think of that. It’s a good point and, I would argue, a valid prohibition.

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