Originally Posted by Inactive
No. Fortunately we don't have any thought police in the U.S. But we're all at the mercy of the court of public opinion, to some extent.
I can also see the utility of this sort of public response. We can't have a stable society for very long without some social taboos, and I'm personally glad that racism has become one.
I don't know if he wanted his opinions to become public, though.