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The Tyranny of the Minority

• The New Media Journal

At the Conference on Media Reform: Racial Justice in May 2005, Lloyd made these statements:


"It should be clear by now that my focus here is not freedom of speech or the press. This freedom is all too often an exaggeration. At the very least, blind references to freedom of speech or the press serve as a distraction from the critical examination of other communications policies.


"[T]he purpose of free speech is warped to protect global corporations and block rules that would promote democratic governance."


“This... there's nothing more difficult than this. Because we have really, truly good white people in important positions. And the fact of the matter is that there are a limited number of those positions. And unless we are conscious of the need to have more people of color, gays, other people in those positions we will not change the problem.”


“We're in a position where you have to say who is going to step down so someone else can have power.”


Lloyd’s past statements make his political assumptions clear and we can extrapolate further--free markets are bad, corporations are bad,

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