“Let’s have a national conversation about race…”

“…so we can figure out whom to fire” [Eugene Volokh, on the employment-law dangers of conversation] Related: “Marquette University tells employees: ‘Opposition to same-sex marriage’ could be ‘unlawful harassment'” [same]

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  • Right after Hurricane Katrina, I was sitting in the lunch room listening to one of the engineers that I worked with criticize the ways that the Blacks in New Orleans were acting. Our HR rep came up to me and told me that I could not be having this discussion on company property. I told her that I hadn’t said anything, that I was just listening to the engineer. It didn’t matter, I couldn’t even just listen to him. She didn’t say anything to the engineer, just to me. The engineer was Black.