hate speech

Let Them March

Jeffrey Herbst

Newseum President and CEO Jeffrey Herbst responds to the attempts to suppress alt-right speech, assembly in wake of Charlottesville protests.
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Podcast: The Charlottesville Protests

Charlottesville protesters

In this episode, we discuss the events that transpired at the white supremacist rallies in Charlottesville. How should we balance hateful messages and threats to public safety against the rights to free speech and free assembly?
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‘Freedom’ is best response to white supremacy hatemongers

Charlottesville protesters

Attempts to censor neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups is a betrayal of our nation’s core principles — not to mention ineffective and counterproductive.
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Can a College Discipline Offensive Speech?

A public college in Illinois is under scrutiny for a policy which allows administrators to discipline students for using offensive speech.
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Podcast: Hate Will Find A Way

On this episode of the First Five, we explore different approaches that social media platforms have used to deal with online hate speech.

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Is Hate Speech Violent By Nature?

Northeaster University Professor scientifically studies how hate speech is imminently violent no matter what words are used or the context it’s given.
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Podcast: The Band Who Must Not Be Named

The Slants

In this episode of The First Five we talk to Simon Tam, founder of Asian-American band “The Slants,” and his free speech case that went all the way to the Supreme Court.
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Why protect speech we don’t want to hear? We need to hear it

Even speech that “inflicts great pain” is protected under the First Amendment, as recent Supreme Court decisions have shown.
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Free Speech Isn’t Always Valuable. That’s Not the Point.

Speech Religion Newseum

We shouldn’t think about free expression in terms of value. What’s important is that free expression rights are indivisible.
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