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  • Support Hate Crime Laws
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    # ## Daniel stout Ms. Hudson English 10-H Monday, April 9, 2001 HATE CRIME LAWS Imagine you are a family member of a man who was chained up to the back of a pickup truck and drug along a gravel road for two miles until he was dead. Then imagine how you would feel after you found out that this happened just because he was a black man. Things like this sicken me. I believe that the people that are responsible for these horrific crimes should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. That is why...
  • Hate Speech Regulation On College Campuses
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    Hate Speech, Should it be Regulated? Hate speech, what is it? The definition of hate speech, according to Mari J. Matsuda, author of "Assaultive Speech and Academic Freedom, is. ".. (a word of group of words) of which is to wound and degrade by asserting the inherent inferiority of a group" (151). In my own words hate speech is a humiliation and demeaning slur of words specifically used to disgrace a person for their race, religion, or sexual habits. There is now a controversy if hate speech sho...
  • Hate Speech And The People
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    Hate Speech and the People who use it Hate speech; is this the type of speech that the First Amendment protects Should this type of speech be defended If this type of speech is censored on college campuses, have the students lost their right to the First Amendment What kind of damage does hate speech cause physical and emotional Who does hate speech affect Is hate speech protected by the first amendment According to Charles R. Lawrence, it is not. "When racist speech takes the form of face-to-fa...
  • Sides Of The Issue Of Speech Codes
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    SPEECH CODES: AN ANSWER TO OUR PROBLEMS Freedom of speech is an issue that has been debated in America since the settlers first inhabited our country. The First Amendment of the Constitution guarantees the right of freedom of speech to all Americans. Since then, people have spoken freely about government, religion, injustice, and basically anything else that they have wanted to. However, this freedom is not always given. Evidence of this can be found on college campuses across the nation. More a...
  • Hate Sites On The Internet
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    The Internet is the largest and most accessible form of mass media available today. It allows anyone with a few simple tools to consume, and produce, information and ideas to millions of people at a practically non-existent cost; however, with the Internet growing at such a fast pace, controversies are arising because of varied types of speech can be easily distributed to children. And the most debatable issue is the banning of speech, which are often found offensive to minority and women, advoc...
  • Regulations On Hate Speech
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    This paper will address some of the issues surrounding hate speech and its regulation. I will explain both Andrew Altman and Jonathan Rauch's positions in the first two sections. The third section will be on what Altman might say to Rauch's opposite views. I will then discuss my view that hate speech should never be regulated under any circumstance especially in the name of protecting someone's psychology, feelings, or insecurities like Altman prescribes. In the end, I will conclude that we shou...
  • Used Hate Speech
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    A Question of Justice While a clear and concise definition remains forthcoming, it is easier to establish what hate speech is not. Hate speech is wrong but legal in the United States of America mostly because we have the freedom of speech. But the First Amendment exists precisely to protect the most offensive and controversial speech from government suppression. In this case, people are allowed to use hate speech and not get arrested or any legal actions against them. The best way to counter obn...
  • Hate Speech By Certain Individuals
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    Filtered Freedom Hate speech is often misunderstood because it can be classified as either careless or intentionally hurtful. Many people interpret careless statements as acts of aggression, but with good reason. It would be false to say that the freedom of speech has never been manipulated to inflict damage upon others. Questions have been risen of what hate speech is and if it should be allowed to be viewed by public access. Alan M. Dershowitz delivers an enumerative definition of the term by ...
  • Punishment Of Hate Speech
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    Often time's people question what is ethical or not. What is ethical to one person might be unethical to another, and vise versa. This same belief goes with speech and the way we communicate. There are many words and slang's that have a different meaning according to the person. With that said, someone should not be punished for a hate crime simply because we all analyze and portray speech differently. After reading both articles, my opinion did not change on the subject. If anything it just exp...
  • Ban Racist Speech On College Campuses
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    robert aghionMatt B einer 3/14/03 Eng. 151 There Should Be No Restrictions On the First Amendment Today, many people are pondering over the choice whether or not to change or put some restrictions on parts of the Constitution due to some outstanding circumstances. One of those parts of the of the Constitution is the First Amendment, where it states: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, o...

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