Hate Speech.

Hate speech is very specific and prevents free speech being used to express prejudice against people born as they are. It includes race, gender, being disabled or being homosexual.

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What is it like for victims of hate speech?

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What might it feel like to be victimized for being born that way?

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In the film American History X, the main character talks about being hateful.

So I guess this is where I tell you what I learned – my conclusion, right? Well, my conclusion is: Hate is baggage. Life’s too short to be pissed off all the time. It’s just not worth it. Derek says it’s always good to end a paper with a quote. He says someone else has already said it best. So if you can’t top it, steal from them and go out strong. So I picked a guy I thought you’d like. ‘We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature. (Danny Vinyard: [Narrating his essay]).

And why did the two main characters in that film come to hate Black people? Because their father was murdered while serving as a fire-fighter. Such that the societal problems inter-related and coming in touch with one another, like street-crime and poverty in the city where we work, pose big problems with no quick and easy solution.  Add to that brew are “contemporary issues” for human rights and equality which require inclusion though it will make the world more complex.

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