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Letter: Not all speech should be protected

Listening to conservative groups complain about liberals not allowing them freedom of speech clearly indicates progressives are finally making some progress.Social justice and white nationalism are not two sides of the same coin. Nor are they wor...

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Listening to conservative groups complain about liberals not allowing them freedom of speech clearly indicates progressives are finally making some progress.

Social justice and white nationalism are not two sides of the same coin. Nor are they worthy of spirited discussion between "fine groups of people on both sides." One point of view is about elevating the life experience of all; the other is about reinforcing the superiority of white Western European ancestry through marginalization of inferior classes.

They're not polar opposites, they're different universes.

Everyone has a right to express their point of view; but not every point of view has equal merit and deserves the same thoughtful consideration. I'm glad to see the progressives insisting we've moved beyond white nationalism and refusing to allocate time, money and space to listen to the same old hate based nonsense that was resolved decades ago.

Erickson lives in Fargo.

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