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    Freedom of speech, a basic right and amendment that most students who grow up in the United States come to learn and take pride in having from a young age. Many of us take this right for granted at times, what we do not realize is that there are so many places around the world that are continuously fighting for this innate right. Although we lack the fortitude at times, it is a vital right to all of us in our identities and abilities to grow as people and become who we are and allow ourselves to excel. The idea of speech codes, which can be commonly defined as: “politically correct" codes but are more commonly known as hate speech codes.” The issue of whether or not speech codes on campuses are justified is an immoral issue, which should in…

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    The First Amendment to the Constitution guarantees that all Americans have the right to free speech and expression, and the government shall not be infringed upon this right. Throughout time there has been disagreements with society such as hate speech. Many argue that it should be protected under the First Amendment and I strongly disagree with them. There is a major difference between free speech and hate speech. The two types of speeches still express how people of society feel just with a…

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    prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” Freedom of Speech is one of the core values that is proudly embedded in Americans. Although, some people wonder if there should be limits to this right that Americans have, Freedom of Speech. Many citizens are against different forms of hate speech, yet still understand that hate speech is…

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    Racism and hate is alive and well. Racist speech and hateful comments still find its way into people’s lives, especially minorities. Whether people are offended by it or not, it is not morally correct to inflict such hate on another human beings. These types of speech can be found on social media, and television shows, or even local places like in neighborhoods and schools. Today, regulating racist forms of speech and hateful comments everywhere would be nearly impossible. All though, it is…

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    point across over their also. This would result to a multitude of students vandalizing things. His speech was very inappropriate and in others eyes it was offensive. The speech was so offensive they would have to cancel it. Protesters throughout the campus and the community start rioting in ways, so violent police and swat teams needed to be present. Rubber bullets were being fired,campus police urged students to stay away. Milo Yiannopoulos claims he attends these events to have his voice…

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    Garton Ash believes democracies should move beyond hate speech laws because they prevent “open and robust civility”, are paternalistic in nature, ineffective at preventing prejudice and discrimination, and lead to a slippery slope of what demands protection by law. Garton Ash presents the idea of “open and robust civility” as the balance of tolerance and ability to openly express oneself, which may be intolerant by nature. Hate speech laws prevent the ability for self expression if the views…

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    Though free speech only represents one topic in a larger subset of aspects of society that make up individual liberty, it is often thought of as one of the more important aspects of individual liberty. Individual liberty is essentially entails the extent to which a person has the ability to act as they see fit. Free speech guarantees “the ability to speak freely, to express any view, without censorship.” Rather than merely representing the most basic protection of opinions (free speech doesn’t…

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    Hate Speech According to the American Bar Association for Public Education, any speech that antagonizes, provokes or threatens an individual or group of individuals based upon religion, race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or other characteristics is considered hate speech (2016). There are multiple perspectives regarding the use of hate speech and what action should be taken toward it. Twana Hassan states in her journal article, A Historical Analysis of the Development of Free Speech…

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    Free speech is defined by as “the right to articulate one's opinions and ideas without fear of government retaliation or censorship, or societal sanction.” In the article, the argument and divide of free speech is contained to Ivy League Schools and their experiences with free speech. What this article fails to do, is clarify the reader on what free speech is, or was meant to be, and how the student body can react to these instances of harassment and hate speech. Instead, it provides…

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    In order to regulate hate speech you first have to decide what qualifies as hate speech. If colleges were to have speech codes then it would be them choosing what does or does not fall under the term hate speech. One philosopher who would disagree with programs such as these is Donald Allen. Allen warned about what happens when a state, or in this case colleges, try to decide what is moral. He said that an overbearing state would lead to a state of paternalism, taking away people's ability to…

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