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Discrimination based on nationality

Orion

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This is the second time I'm bringing this up.

From this post:
http://www.debatepolitics.com/gener...-ground-around-wtc-site-3.html#post1058925090

A Canadian lecturing about property rights. lol

Sorry this isn't Canada you can't haul me infront of the human rights commission for anti-Islamic speech.
And honestly, this isn't even that bad. I have been confronted repeatedly and out of left field for being a Canadian who has an opinion about an American political issue, being told that I should not participate, that my opinion is less valid, and that I should mind my own business.

From Wikipedia:
Discrimination said:
Discrimination is a sociological term referring to the treatment taken toward or against a person of a certain group in consideration based solely on class or category. Discrimination is the actual behavior towards another group. It involves excluding or restricting members of one group from opportunities that are available to other groups.
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 in the United States prevents employers, whether they be public or private sector, from discriminating against applicants based on their country of origin; the same goes for the education sector, whether it be public or private. Yes, I realize that we are not talking about employment here, but there is still a precedent in your own nation.

If someone were to tell me that I have no right to comment on an issue and that I should be quiet because I'm a Jew, a homosexual, a caucasian, a woman, a disabled person, etc. the mods would be the first to act. So why is it okay to marginalize a poster based on their country of origin? Are Canadians less intelligent than Americans just because of where they were born? Are the ideas of a European automatically "libtard nonsense" or "socialist propaganda" just because the person saying it is born in a European nation? Am I not being marginalized because of the group I am part of, and nothing more? Since when did my country of origin determine my competence on political issues?

This forum needs to step up and recognize this kind of discrimination. I have reported it time and time again and there is no evidence that it is ever being dealt with. In fact, the last thread I posted in this section about discrimination based on nationality was quietly ignored by the mods after a lengthy debate where they failed to provide solid reasoning for why this shouldn't be considered against the rules.

Is this site in favour of a clean slate for all that join, or does that only apply to Americans?
 

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Actually, I've never one seen a poster gigged for Hate Speech or anything else for telling someone that they don't care about their opinion on something because they're black, gay, young, old, christian, or anything else.

Its a legitimate, if questionable in its effectiveness, debate tactic. Going "You've never been poor, so your opinion on the matter is irrelevant to me" is legitimate. Going "You've never owned a business, so your opinion on the matter is irrelevant to me" is legitimate. Going "You're not black, you've never experienced the racism we have, so your opinion on the matter is irrelevant to me" is legitimate. Going "You're a homosexual, you're obviously biased, so your opinion on the matter is irrelevant to me" is legitimate. Going "You're not from texas, so you're opinion on our laws is irrelevant to me" is legitimate. Now I think all of those most of the time they're used are weak arguments that are built off of a narrow minded view point that only those directly and specifically connected can be impacted by something at all and thus should have an opinion on it. But that doesn't mean they're wrong or against the rules here.

You have reported it time and time again, and time and time again you've been told in a broad and generalized way that no, it is not against the rules. CAN it be part of a comment that is against the rules? Yes, but in and of itself it is not.
 
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