"A function of free speech under our system of government is to invite dispute. It may indeed serve its high purpose when it induces a condition of unrest, creates dissatisfaction with conditions as they are, or even stirs people to anger. Speech is often provocative and challenging. It may strike at prejudices and preconceptions and have profound unsettling effects as it presses for acceptance of an idea. That is why freedom of speech [is] protected against censorship or punishment..." - Justice William O. Douglass
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We have created the Whites Only board because we don't want White people who visit our web site to feel they are being excluded from dialogue...Also there is a strong voice among the so-called "Angry White Male" that should be heard even if the view point is distasteful. We believe African-Americans should pay close attention to the underlying sentiments around this particular voice. The choosing of the name Whites Only for a message board is directly linked to the sufferings of our parents, grandparents and great grandparents in the Southern part of the United States from 1866 to 1970. We don't want White Americans to think that we have forgotten about their violations of our human rights, although we are willing to reach out to the new world of the 21st century.
Barutiwa.com is the largest African-American owned dotcom in Cincinnati, Ohio boasting more than 60,000 verifiable hits per month. We are proud to be the only minority owned dotcom granting a genuine voice to Whites and particularly the "Angry White Male." In our opinion, as America become more and more a true melting pot there will be a need for honestly discussing race related issues. We hope our Whites Only message board become a major reference for such discussions.
Baruti M. Kamau
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