Hate speech incites violence and hatred towards minorities. Hate speech is just bullying, and minorities are already the targets of bullying. A racial or religious minority could feel unsafe and unwelcome. Hate speech undermines an equal and peaceful society by targeting certain groups. We don't allow physical bullying, so why should we allow verbal bullying?
How can they concentrate on growing and achieving their goals when they can not feel comfortable simply attending school with the fear of being offended. Hate comments are just not acceptable. Schools are meant for learning so how can its students be so ignorant. Student who use hate speech should be expelled.
I think universities should have the right to ban anything on their campus that they want to. What is done on the university's campus is reflected on the university itself. A university is not public property; therefore they should be able to make the rules as to what goes on there.
If students want to make use of their right to free speech, they can pursue other venues outside of a college campus. Universities are institutions of learning with diverse student bodies. Hate speech could really disrupt the learning process and create an environment where other students feel afraid, be unable to speak up, or feel as if their thoughts and ideas are not equally valuable. Hate speech would most likely not be constructive or productive in class discussions. Especially in private universities, it is not unreasonable for the administration/authorities to attempt to ensure that all students feel comfortable and safe in their dorms and while in class. However, if the authorities attempt to enforce this ban outside of their jurisdiction (classrooms, dorms, etc.), then I would disagree.
It's entirely reasonable for private universities to ban hate speech. They are not government institutions, so a restriction on hate speech would not violate any freedom of speech laws. Private universities, which are often for-profit, should be able to do what is in their best interests. They should be able to cultivate the type of students they want. All of this, however, is in contrast to public universities. Public universities need to mirror the laws of the land. Hate speech is constitutionally protected speech. If a public university banned hate speech, that would be a government imposed restriction on freedom of speech. Hate speech may make life uncomfortable for some students, but it's the price we pay to maintain our freedom.
It may be a person's right to speak his mind, even when what he is spewing is disgusting and ignorant, but there is a time and place for it. A university is a place for learning and everyone who attends, and has paid tuition, deserves to learn in an environment that is not hostile or fearful. Hatemongers can act a fool off-campus.
If a particular group feels that they are being singled out or being talked about in a negative light, they might decide to rebel against the people slandering them. This could cause riots and other dangerous occurrences at a university so it is well within a university's power to ban hate speech to avoid hate crimes.
Yes, I think universities ought to be able to ban hate speech even if it does seem to contradict the right to free speech, which is a divisive issue in itself. Hate speech and other actions that can be seen as provoking to others can sometimes lead to violence. Tempers flare and if violence ensues, there could be serious consequences for the university. The safety of students should be the top priority.
Hate speeches can be against a community or specific race. In such a case, these can lead to gang wars in universities and also they are unethical.
Students need to feel safe at their universities. People don't feel safe when hate speech is allowed. Nobody wants to feel threatened or feel like they have to look over their shoulders because they are a member of a "hated" group. Hate speech is discrimination, because is singles people out for being different. Discrimination shouldn't be allowed at universities.
If you are aware of how life is now, many people still tend to talk a lot of trash among each other It is known that may have become violent in what they say to other people like them. Hate speech is only promoting violence and it isn't a nice and good thing to contribute to societies all around the world.
People should have a right to say what they want as long as they respect others. The last part of that sentence is, I feel, the most important. Some people, because of the background, education, or possibly just plain self-centeredness feel they can say whatever they please. Common courtesy assumes that we can discuss differences without labeling a putting down others. And sometime, college students, and professors, think that freedom of speech means freedom to abuse others verbally. I do not feel any one person should make the decision regarding hate speech. A panel should be set up of students and teachers to evaluate what is to be considered when a person speaks on campus. Sometimes, because something is said at school it is assumed to be accurate and wise. Not necessarily so.
I think it is correct for university authorities to ban hate speech. A university is a public place and it should be somewhere where a person feels safe, regardless of race, sex, religion, etc. People at the university should follow the same rules that the rest of society has to follow. The university is a great place for people to learn about different cultures, races and more, and by banning hate speech, people can keep an open mind about these differing cultures in their learning. Hate speech only creates tensions and promotes violence and hatred among people with differences; a university should not facilitate this poor human behavior.
While I do believe that free speech should be protected and that you do have the right to make a statement in a public forum. An institution does have the right to regulate behavior on their property. If you agree to attend a particular institution then you are also agreeing to comply o their rules and regulations. You can not interfere with someone else rights while preserving yours.
Although what is considered 'hate' speech is often reprehensible and unfair, it is still speech and thus is protected by the First Amendment. Efforts to ban such speech on college campuses is in my opinion wrong, and unwise in that it is a slippery slope to banning other types of speech.
The purpose of a university is the development of thinking and the exploration of ideas. There may be times in which those ideas are unpopular or controversial, and times in which they are even counter-productive. The prevailing idea behind bans on speech seems to be that it ostracizes certain groups or individuals when ideas are expressed. However, the better approach would seem to be to allow all ideas to be expressed, regardless of the content. Banning so called "hate" speech requires an interpretation of which ideas are harmful, which always bears the risk of an overly expansive censorship that degrades the free exchange of ideas.
Hate speech is abhorrent and often leads to nothing good. Despite that, the First Amendment of the Constitution guarantees the citizens of the United States the right to free speech. I think, in order to support the rights of the people I agree with to speak their minds, I also have to remember that those I disagree with are guaranteed those same rights.
If you ban "hate" speech, you then reserve the right to define who and what is protected. Perhaps the University says you can't hate the university. Or the government, or the government's actions. Banning any speech is a slippery slope.
It shows the character of a person who speaks hateful things. But the character of the person is still the character whether or not it is being suppressed by rules. Men should be as they seem.
The fact is we can't allow any speech to simply be restricted on a principle of political correctness. Once a restrictions are placed on a type of speech simply because it seen exceedingly controversial or even hateful, where is the line drawn? This leads only to a slippery slope and the demise of our Constitutional Rights. The only way to judge when a speech is to be banned or stopped is when it directly and immediately insights a violent response from the audience.
No, I diagree, University authorities should not ban anytime of speech even hate speech. By emforcing limition of speech, breads intolerance of opinion towards sexuality, race, and beliefs. Making laws or bans in protection of feelings is unrealistic because people come from all walks in life. Aside from that, it could cause students to be apprehensive in speaking against what they beleive.
I disagree that university authorities should ban hate speech as there is no efficient way to do so; however, a reasonable compromise, in my opinion, is that universities should not offer a venue for hate speech (so for example, should not allow speeches espousing opinions that constitute hate speech). The university is not responsible for the opinions of its affiliates, but it can control opinions representing the university or refrain from publicizing and offering a venue to air such opinions.
Hate speech is degrading and hurtful to the minority groups affected but how can one decide what to and what not to ban? The American Constitution grants freedom of speech to all. Banning any speech is impeding on that right. There is no way to ban any speech without hearing the chant of "freedom of speech is my right" and in all honesty it is true. What might be hate speech to one might be simply slang to another. There is simply no way to ban any speech without crossing borders of rights.
It is my opinion that universities should not get involved in defining and banning hate speech. The very idea of hate speech is subversive in nature and it is very difficult to draw a line between our Constitutional rights to freedom of speech and overstepping those boundaries. Hate speech would have to have an extremely broad definition in order for it not create discrimination on different groups or disabilities. For example, in this world of political correctness one of the things that people can still discuss, yell profanities about, and discriminate against is obesity. Is it more hateful to call someone a "N" word or a queer for example than it is to call someone a fat a**. In my opinion it is not. Furthermore, as adults we should understand that this is part of the price we pay for freedom of speech. Is it still worth it? Resoundingly- yes!
It is not correct for universities to ban hate speech because it limits the freedom of speech and sets a dangerous precedent on promoting personal freedoms. While hate speech may be distressing to the masses, it does promote thought concerning ignorance and tolerance, and is security measures are in place it is no major threat the civil peace.
The concept of free speech is extremely broad and protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. Free speech, whether to be used to praise or criticize the government is a fundamental right tracing its origin back to the Magna Carta. Universities are not immune from the protections afforded by the principals of free speech. For a University to ban a speaker because they are deemed to espouse hate speech, runs contrary to the principal that a University is a place of higher learning, and contrary to the belief we live in a free society where we may express our beliefs. While I may not like what you say, I will defend your right to say it. I simply will elect not to listen to you.
It is not correct for a university to ban hate speech because who decides what that is? Hate speech should be discouraged and maybe not allowed explicitly, but limits on free speech are always a slippery slope. Hate speech is awful, but it's also bad to lose the opportunity to say what you think. What is hate speech to one is a valid, rational argument to someone else.
One of the reasons universities were created was for the free discourse of ideas. If "hate" speech is banned, then a whole set of ideas is blocked off from possible discussion. Students then do not learn how to argue against absurd ideas or to learn from interaction and discussion why majority ideas are better. Politically correct speech creates an atmosphere akin to propaganda, not education.
It is not right for university authorities to ban hate speech because everyone has a right to express their opinions, even if those opinions are unpopular. If you don't like what someone has to say, then don't read it, listen to it, or support it. America is founded on freedom and freedom of speech is an integral part of that. Banning hate speech is dictatorial and undemocratic.