The First Amendment, Freedom Of Speech And Hate Speech?
Generally Republicans support the first of the two interpretations of free speech.
Republicans take a literal view of the first amendment and believe hate speech or not, all speech even including unpopular speech, should be free to be said. The second of the two interpretations is that some free speech is hate speech. The second interpretation argues that …show more content…
By limiting hate speech, students of color and those that are marginalized will get an equal platform with those of privilege to speak (693).
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Deciding who is wrong or write is a political task that deals with conservative or liberal leanings. Perhaps there is no wrong or right answer. Arguably one underlying similarity between those who are literalist’s of the first amendment and those who argue against it is that they both agree these amendments were written a long time ago and that interpretation is all that we as individuals have left to analyze these arguments. It’s true that white men in a predominantly white society wrote the first amendment. It’s also true that the U.S.A is not a perfect society in which every voice is heard equally, however, each individuals does have the option to voice their mind if they want to be heard. Deciding on whether to believe that privilege holds any relevance with first amendment rights is an interpretation that should be discussed. Or does privilege play a part in silencing the voices of those who are minorities? This must be discussed as well. As to an answer at the current moment, it depends entirely on