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Should employees be free to express their views about race on their own social media pages?

  • Yes, freedom of speech and expression is a basic human right.

    I do believe that employees should be free to express their views about race on their own social media pages. The freedom to speak and express one's thoughts is a basic human right, and employees should be able to express any thoughts or concerns on their personal time and in their personal space. The views expressed by individuals are important for a society to determine where it stands on certain issues, how to solve specific problem or how to move forward from certain situations. A large number of the population is employed, and by preventing employees to share their views on social media, a significant portion of the population will be silenced. Who will speak then?

  • at their own peril

    Employees are free to express their views on race on their social pages but they need to be fully aware that there are consequences for their actions. Social Media is a public forum. I've seen racist posts on a daily basis on Facebook and I am shocked at how brazen people can be. Who would want someone like that taking care of their customers? So keep in mind, you can post but they can fire.

  • Yes, employees should be free to express their opinions on social media.

    I believe that the use of social media to express views regarding race should be accepted as long as it is understood that defamation or harassment can result in negative consequences or even termination. Social media is being used more and more by recruiters and employers. Any text or opinion written online becomes public property to be viewed by anyone on the Internet, but that does not negate First Amendment to the United States Constitution.

  • No, employees should not be free to express their views on race on social media

    No, employees should not be free to express their views on race on their social media pages. People may mistake these views as the views of the company the employee works for and their business could decline. It gives the company a bad name for even allowing racist people to work for them.


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