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Hate Speech

Harlem Neighbors Call For "Love Not Hate" In Response To Hate Speech And Demagoguery

Stacy Parker Le Melle | Posted 11.20.2015 | New York
Stacy Parker Le Melle

In Harlem, we know hate hurts. No matter if the hatred comes from a streetcorner demagogue, or a candidate for presidency of the United States. Hate words have a way of turning into hate actions. Every soul is precious. No one is disposable.

Be the Protector

Sheryl Olitzky | Posted 11.18.2015 | Impact
Sheryl Olitzky

No one has the right to make any of us feel afraid because of the incitement of hate and acts of terror. The overwhelming majority of people only want to live in peace. We do not want our children and grandchildren to live in fear.

How Progressives Aid Conservatives in Suppressing Campus Free Speech

Terry Smith | Posted 11.16.2015 | Education
Terry Smith

Liberals may have won the professoriate, but conservative doctrine, if not the conservative movement, has found powerful allies among university administrators, board members, donors, and not least of all, the courts.

From Paris with Love! My Message to Mark Zuckerberg

Carole Bienaimé-Besse | Posted 11.14.2015 | Media
Carole Bienaimé-Besse

Thank you Mark for creating the safety check button during the Paris attacks. Thanks to you, since last night we were able to reassure people we love and vice versa. Thanks also for creating Facebook, such a great machine, who invented a new word : social network.

Marked for Death: A Homosexual's Rant to His Would Be Executioners

Michael Rohrer | Posted 11.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Michael Rohrer

I'm a person. I'm someone's child, someone's brother, someone's uncle. I'm a cousin, a nephew, a friend. I'm a human being. I deserve to live my life to the fullest just like anybody else.

Arrest Pastor Kevin Swanson?

Marc Leandro | Posted 11.17.2015 | Gay Voices
Marc Leandro

I believe that the words of Iowa Pastor Kevin Swanson at last weekend's so-called National Religious Liberties Conference, and on many previous occasions, may well meet the definition of incitement to illegal action.

Cairo Seminar Wrestles With Media Hate Speech

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 11.11.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

"Sticks and stones will break my bones. But words will never harm me." Journalists, academicians and activists at a seminar in Egypt this month would beg to differ, notably since hate speech by and via various media can take a life of its own and lead to untold damage.

Dozens Of High-Profile Hispanics Write Blistering Open Letter To Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 11.06.2015 | Latino Voices

Dozens of prominent Hispanic figures from across the political divide have come together to formally "condemn" Donald Trump and the comments the GOP c...

Silence on Rising Anti-Muslim Sentiment is Racist and Un-American

Dalia F. Fahmy, PhD | Posted 10.24.2015 | Politics
Dalia F. Fahmy, PhD

As anti-Muslim sentiment continues to be an accepted part of our political discourse, and Islamophobia continues to rise, we are undermining the core values of our constitution and our founding principles. Continued silence and acceptance of our political candidates engaging in such vitriol is both racist and un-American.

I Am Your Protector: Creating a New Reality Through Stories of Real-Life Heroes

Wardah Khalid | Posted 10.21.2015 | Impact
Wardah Khalid

The "I Am Your Protector" campaign was organized by people of various religious, racial, ethnic, and belief backgrounds who yearned to create a community of people who speak up and stand up for each other across all sides of the conflicts.

Facebook Hate Speech Complaint Probed By Prosecutors

Reuters | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 10.19.2015 | Technology

BERLIN (AP) -- German prosecutors are examining a criminal complaint against three people alleging that Facebook facilitates incitement. Nana Frombac...

Calling Out Racism is Love Speech, Not Hate Speech

Alice Hunt | Posted 09.11.2015 | Religion
Alice Hunt

African Americans are American citizens who are coming under fire. This cannot, in all conscience, be allowed to continue. White Americans must bear witness to the deaths and desecration of black lives.

Hate Hits the US: Another American Sikh Targeted

Simran Jeet Singh | Posted 09.10.2015 | Religion
Simran Jeet Singh

The pattern of violence against minority communities in America does not emerge in a vacuum. It can directly be tied to xenophobic statements our public leaders make against minority and immigrant communities. The negative rhetoric has real consequences for real people.

Free Speech or to Be Free of Speech?

Simon Tam | Posted 07.31.2015 | Politics
Simon Tam

We should not let the fear of a football team regaining trademark registration justify the suppression of rights for other groups.

Shooting Our Mouths Off

John A. Tures | Posted 07.30.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

Nationwide, we mourn the victims of the Lafayette Theater shooting. It is a particularly sad time for people in West Georgia and East Alabama who knew the shooter, and have to come to grips with someone they know perpetrating such a deed. Yet some want to keep the hate that helped fuel Rusty Houser going.

Compassion: 1, Hate: 0

Barry David Kluger | Posted 07.14.2015 | Politics
Barry David Kluger

I agonized over writing a column about Donald Trump and his appearance in Phoenix for two reasons: I thought much of what needed to be said was already written; and as an Arizonan, I went to the event with a pre-conceived bias. But then I realized, I had not been let down in my projected read of the rally.

Get Beyond Hateful Acts and Labels With These Four Tools

Robert V. Taylor | Posted 07.13.2015 | Politics
Robert V. Taylor

There will be some who cannot or will not allow themselves to move beyond demeaning labels or acts of hate. You can only be responsible for yourself and your willingness to step above and beyond a diminished way of living. You can be part of re-framing how we think, talk and act as members of a shared country and a common humanity.

Hate Speech, Free Speech and Conversation

Living Room Conversations | Posted 07.11.2015 | Impact
Living Room Conversations

Through understanding hate as a human problem, rather than an ideological one, we can perhaps cross barriers that politics or religion would not allow.

The Gay Republican

Izak Pratt | Posted 07.08.2015 | Gay Voices
Izak Pratt

I refuse to accept the notion that being gay is not an important aspect that defines you. It touches everything that defines you. You could lose your job, wealth, reputation, status and family but being gay remains with you until you die.

Free Speech at Connecticut College

David Moshman | Posted 06.30.2015 | College
David Moshman

In August 2014, Professor Steven Salaita lost a tenured position at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign because his tweets criticizing the ongoing Israeli assault on the Palestinian population of Gaza were deemed uncivil.

Was E.L. James Really Bullied on Twitter?

Lev Raphael | Posted 07.01.2015 | Entertainment
Lev Raphael

Instead of being a lovefest or a cyber tea party, #AskELJames turned into a free-for-all where critics of all kinds told James what they thought of her books and her writing. The responses prompted this furious denunciation from Rice, an author I admire.

Top Three Reasons NBC Fired Donald Trump

Grant Stern | Posted 06.29.2015 | Politics
Grant Stern

BC fired Donald Trump today. Last week Trump's Miss Universe pageant was dropped by Univision. Both networks are reacting to racist remarks by the Republican Primary contender, who is currently running second in the New Hampshire polls, ahead of Marco Rubio and only slightly trailing "Jeb!" Bush.

Hate Symbols Are Barriers to Progress

Iván Espinoza-Madrigal | Posted 06.25.2015 | Latino Voices
Iván Espinoza-Madrigal

Preserving a symbol of slavery and black subjugation sends a threatening and terrifying message that black lives -- and the lives of other oppressed individuals -- do not matter.

When You Say, 'I Hate (Fill in the Blank),' You Declare What You Are

Greg Frucci | Posted 06.25.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Greg Frucci

Admit it to yourself... you've done it in the past and maybe you're doing now to me. "I hate so and so because they blah, blah, blahed to me!" I...

Old, Racist Youth

Kim Kane | Posted 06.24.2015 | Black Voices
Kim Kane

We hoped racial bias and bigotry would die out with future, more enlightened generations. But time hasn't rendered racism extinct. It's just been tucked away for the sake of its survival.