Remember those Family Guy-quoting racist posters noted a little bit ago?
Well, it appears they’ve spread outside of our little Internet circle? The city’s official speech police, the Human Rights Commission, has launched an investigation into those posters!
KYW 1060 reports:
Nick Taliaferro, executive director of the Human Relations Commission, says its response is more like outreach than investigation: “We are not policemen. We don’t go out and try to arrest people. What we do is try to proactively engage the community in ways that will resist that type of poisonous engagement of an otherwise very decent community. You won’t find better people than you will find at Shiller and Almond Street.” Taliaferro says the commission will look to see if the law was broken and if the poster had any effect beyond creating upset.
They are not policemen, yet they will look and see if the law was broken. Clearly, these posters aren’t sanctioned city billboards — someone has to pay with some time in jail.
Phila. Human Relations Commission Probes Racist Fliers [KYW 1060]