I took an online libertarian purity test and one of the questions I found intriguing was:
"Should private clubs have sole authority to select their own members, even if they are discriminatory? "
I guess I agree, but only to a point. I do believe that people are entitled to their opinions and in freedom of speech but I think some hate groups like the KKK do things that are truly reprehensible and should be outlawed.
I guess it depends on what actions the group takes and in what sense they are discriminatory.
If you have a hate group against a certain race, it's one thing if its just a group of individuals talking among themselves, not actually taking any political action or spreading hate outside the group vs. a group like the KKK. I may not approve of the former, but I wouldn't outlaw such a thing. Groups like the KKK, I would like to see outlawed.
There are lots of groups that are discriminatory that we may not think about as such because they discriminate on things other than race or gender. Take Mensa for example. If you can't score in the top 2% on a standardized IQ test, you can't get accepted. Yet, I'm perfectly okay with groups such as Mensa existing even though I have no interest in going such groups myself. I see the value of intellectually gifted people wanting to interact with people like themselves.
Fraternities and sororities are discriminating too. Some involve hazing and if you don't pass the hazing you don't get in. I don't approve of some of the hazing measures but I wouldn't outlaw them unless it physically harms them or leads to serious emotional damage.
There are groups for tall people, short people, redheads, and people named Bob. They are discriminatory in the literal sense but most people don't see such groups as threatning. They are more fun and frivolous than anything.
So what's your take on this issue?