Monday, August 21, 2006

You've got a friend in Pennsylvania...sort of

Work for the ACLU and you learn to have a thick skin. But this doozy from Friday's column by Dimitri Vassilaros of the Pittsburgh Tribune Review is about as appalling as they come:
But Witold Walczak, legal director of the ACLU of Pennsylvania, said in a news release that "You might as well just paint a target on every foreigners' (sic) forehead or a sign saying 'please treat me differently.' " Um, OK. Actually, that sounds like a dandy idea. (my bold)

Great. So now we have a columnist from a major Pennsylvania newspaper endorsing the physical marking of those from other countries. Makes you all warm inside, doesn't it?

But this isn't about race. (wink, wink, nudge, nudge)

We always encourage people to answer this kind of speech with speech of their own. Here's the LTE page for the Trib.

Andy in H-burg


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