Racism vs Free Speech
The controversy surrounding remarks by talk show host Don Imus shows that the nation remains incredibly sensitive about matters of race, despite the outward progress of the last 40 years. A nation that once prided itself on a sense of rugged individualism has become uncomfortably obsessed with racial group identities.
The young women on the basketball team Mr. Imus insulted are over 18 and can speak for themselves. It’s disconcerting to see third parties become involved and presume to speak collectively for minority groups. It is precisely this collectivist mindset that is at the heart of racism.
Ron Paul goes on to denouce the calls for curtailed free speech, citing the First Amendment, "which states unequivocally that, 'Congress shall make NO law.'" You may read the entire article, Government and Racism, here.