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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.

Author Defends Use Of Racial Slur In Campus Panel

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 06.05.2015 | College

Colleges and universities have long been considered places where one can challenge dominant ideas in order to provoke a robust intellectual discussion...

Want To Be An Ally To All Marginalized People? Stop Using These Everyday Words

Mashable | Katie Dupere | Posted 06.05.2015 | Impact

You're all about thoughtful solidarity. Your favorite word is "problematic." You're constantly on that social justice grind. I mean, come on, you even...

Free Speech and Civility in America and in Islam

Sarah Sayeed, Ph.D. | Posted 05.28.2015 | Religion
Sarah Sayeed, Ph.D.

If we want Muslim societies to adopt democratic commitments to free speech, we must advocate and be role models of both free speech and civility, understanding that democracy requires both.

Free Speech at Duke

David Moshman | Posted 05.22.2015 | College
David Moshman

Faculty should be hired and evaluated on the basis of their teaching, research, and professional service, and should be free to speak as citizens and persons without fear for their jobs.

Tolerance and Totalitarianism

Michael Shermer | Posted 05.21.2015 | College
Michael Shermer

A disturbing trend is sweeping across American colleges and universities under the guise of protecting students from allegedly offensive speech -- defined differently by different interest groups -- with demands for everything from "trigger warnings" to banning speakers from campus.

'Free Speech for Me but Not for Thee' These Days

John A. Tures | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

Fox News has been heavily criticizing a Boston University professor for racist tweets while condemning colleges for having speech codes regulating such words.

The Students Mobilizing Against Campus Racism Nationwide

Jennifer Jonson | Posted 05.18.2015 | College
Jennifer Jonson

Hate crimes, discrimination and microaggressions are issues currently facing all American institutions of higher education -- public and private, secular and religiously affiliated, progressive and conservative.

Free Speech at Boston University

David Moshman | Posted 05.18.2015 | College
David Moshman

This could have been "Salaita 2: A Censorship Sequel." Once again, a new college faculty member whose appointment has not yet officially begun has been denounced for offensive speech.

Broadcast Meet Tackles Terrorism, Policies, Challenges

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.01.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

A conference aimed at mitigating hate speech, radicalism, and violence that plague Arab broadcast media took the bull by the horns this week amid heated debate on freedom and government controls.

Game Featuring 'Transgender Kills' Raises Online Debate About Hate Speech

Melissa Miles McCarter | Posted 05.04.2015 | Gay Voices
Melissa Miles McCarter

A game promoting "transgender kills" was removed on Monday morning from the online game curation community Steam after a short time on its Greenligh...

My Cousin Is the Pope -- and It's Everything

Lauren Cahn | Posted 05.04.2015 | Religion
Lauren Cahn

My trip up my family tree taught me that none of us is separate from one another - neither as individuals nor as groups. As such, hate that is rooted in the illusion of that non-existent separation is nothing if not absurd.

Critics of Colleges Should Listen to What Employers Really Want From Students

John A. Tures | Posted 06.24.2015 | Education
John A. Tures

When it comes to college costs, Victor Davis Hanson should check out where the money is actually spent.

Don't Feed the Race Trolls

Torraine Walker | Posted 06.19.2015 | Black Voices
Torraine Walker

If you've spent any time online you've seen them. They barge into every discussion about racial issues like belligerent drunks in a bar, arrogance emanating from them like a stench, armed with statistics "proving" that Blacks are the most violent ethnic group on earth.