After reading many of the other comments, I just want to say +Matthew James
, If you haven't lived another person's life, you have no right to tell that person what should or should not offend them. You have no idea where their feelings stem from because you have never lived to have experienced them. The following comment that you made with "the victim card" is clearly offensive, and also greatly undermines the experiences of people today who are discriminated against. Unless you have experienced it (which you have not) or have done extensive research on the subject (which your language and complete dismissal of +S. Joseph
's experiences indicates this to not be the case), you may not know that unlike the Christian Crusades, people today are still affected by the discrimination and political hold that white supremacists have.
Look at how long it took Zimmerman to be arrested in the pursuit and murder of a black kid who was doing nothing wrong. If you looked at the news, it was attempting to be justified because Martin was wearing a hood. A FOX news representative even remarked that "parents, especially the parents of young black or hispanic children, should urge them not to wear hoodies in public." How likely do you think it would be that a white kid would be accused of looking suspicious if he was wearing a hoodie? Clearly there was a racial aspect involved, not only in his shooting, but in the wide-spread reaction to this, one that partially accused the victim for being at fault for his death based on his race.
This is to just show the relevance of topics like these to today. You have no basis to accuse someone of playing a victim when you have no perspective on their experiences, nor do you seem at all interested in gaining insight to it.
With that said, I still disagree with +S. Joseph that the KKK should not be allowed to adopt this highway... Because if we deny one group something as simple as adopting a highway, we are only practicing the same type of discrimination that they preach. It we deny this to them, they can justify their actions by saying that the U.S. government clearly has a right to practice discrimination based on a person's or group's beliefs (however despicable they may be), so why, they could argue, may we not more openly discriminate against others based on qualities of theirs which we don't like? It becomes a slippery slope.
Also, +S. Joseph
, your answer of "typical," was a bit offensive as well... Not all people of +Matthew James
' demographic position are as much of narrow-minded jerks as he is... And perpetuating stereotyping from either direction is wrong...