Liberty of speech is a hallmark of the American democracy and the discussion over free speech and hate speech and an individual’s right to each is presumably going to be exasperated over the coming weeks after the hate crimes in Jeffersontown, Kentucky; the 13 pipe bombs discovered in the mail and the killings in Pittsburg, PA.
As a kid in Trinidad, the first time I heard the idea of Columbus “discovering” the Americas challenged was by my Caribbean History teacher Askia Amon Rah! Decades later, I will come to appreciate the magnitude and the significance of what he was trying to teach us!
After following the #KavanaughHearings yesterday and hearing the predilections of numerous individuals challenging the efficacy of Dr Ford’s declaration the recurring question being asked is “Why did it take so long for her to come forward?”.
Full disclaimer: I am not a practising Catholic, and I am not a devotee of established religion; my views herein are intrinsically biased.