Freedom of Speech with Consent of the Others “Protecting Freedom of Expression on the Campus” by Derek Bok, is an essay about the struggle of reconciling the rights of free speech, while avoiding the racial tension. The essay briefly describes the difficulties of dealing with this dilemma of keeping one’s freedom of speech without insulting others. Bok uses the example of a Confederate flag that was hung by students from Harvard University and a Swastika flag was hung as a response to this act, which were both an offensive form of expression. He suggests two solutions to this problem of racist speech. The first one is ignoring any offensive speech and the second one is making conscience about how forms of expression can be offensive to others through dialogue.
According to King, it is impractical because it slows the process of ending the oppression for all, and it is immoral because it seeks humiliate the opponent rather than win his understanding. So, violence destroys community and brotherhood by planting hatred rather than love. The third way based on King is nonviolent resistance. He believes in this way no individual or group need give in to any wrong, nor need anyone resort to violence in order to right a wrong. According to king, this is the method that oppressed people must follow to win against the unjust system while loving the perpetrators of the system.
The government, like any other from a different country, has censored a lot of information from us that shouldn’t be. Our world may seem under control and going well, but really when we think about things, its because we don’t know something, it has been blocked from us for any reason, or they (our government or any ruling power) try to eliminate things because we don’t want to loose control. On the contrast, like any argument there’s an opposing side. There is a large amount of people who believe in censorship due to information being taken in could cause physical or psychological harm. Also, other factors that could cause harm: national security, pornography, and privacy.
Drug Testing in School .The issue at hand is whether the school administration and staff have the right to drug test any student at any time for any probable suspicion.This is unconstitutional and unethical and as Americans, it violates all our rights which were given to us by our founding fathers.This has been a controversial topic in this country for about fifteen years. They have been stealing the rights away from others for all these years and it needs to stop. They need to stop interfering with the personal lives of students.The issue in debate is the drug testing of students and the credibility of these tests in America’s school system. The issue in debate is the drug testing of students and the credibility of these tests in America’s school system due to the fact of our fourth amendment right which our founding fathers gave us and wanted us to express our rights if necessary. Drug testing in school is actually illegal when read on the constitution.
Some also argue that students who aren't doing anything wrong have nothing to fear. This ignores the fact that what they fear is not getting caught, but the loss of dignity and trust that the drug test represents. While they think they may be helping by trying to keep students from using drugs they actually may be hurting there self esteem. Our legal system is based on the principle innocent until proven guilty, but doesn't random mean that there is no reason to suspect anything? I think it's wrong because random searches will just lead to profiling which isn’t right.
I agree with David Clemens about banning The Godfather in our public high schools because the violent and criminal scene of the book as well as bringing the wrong impression to high school students that we embrace the intolerance worldviews in the Godfather First, The Godfather novel might present readers a great insight of the real world, yet this image is too violent to be taught for high school students. In fact, the book primarily tells the story of the Corleone crime family, the war it fights with the other crime families of New York, and the effects it has on the family members. It also details the origins of the family and its raise to power, as well as more in dept looks at various family members. The violence begins with a shot of Michael's godson. Besides that, Michael has deployed to take out his enemies.
“The Stigma and harm caused by denying committed lesbian and gay couples the choice to marry fuels a vicious cycle.” (U.S. Study) Herdt primarily wants to inform us that denying people something they want causes not only anger, sadness and or misery, but also changes the way people think about the world that we as Americans live in today. Often times when people are denied something they want the first reaction is anger. Anger and hate are what fuel destruction; however the supporters you think you have may turn against you at any given time as shown here. “Nothing so homophobic has ever been enacted into law into this nation’s history. (Virginia backlash) Virginia a seemingly supportive state of gays turns their back and instead out right insults them.
Due to human nature, we cannot achieve a spirit of oneness, because other factors such as social class, appearance, politics, and religion will still cause discrimination between people. It’s in our nature to separate and classify things, including the people around us, into groups sometimes without even realizing it. ‘Racialization’ which Olson defines as: “the tendency to think of another people as not just culturally different, but genetically different” (Olson 125). We have historical evidence showing that people have been discriminating for these same reasons, even before things were
Persuasive Paper Colleges strictly ban any type of hazing affiliated with school fraternities because they say it is dangerous, unlawful, and cruel; but are there meaningful lessons behind them or is it just a bunch of students thinking they are a hierarchy. The dictionary states hazing as: To persecute or harass with meaningless, difficult, or humiliating tasks; with that definition all we picture in our minds is physical punishment, alcohol abuse, and daunting task created for amusement. Although the choice of joining a fraternity has obligations with hazing, what they consider traditions, an individual has a right to refuse any affiliation towards those activities. Often those tasks are not just for amusement of upper classmen within the fraternity; however; they are traditions that are passed on. These obstacles often test young men for their loyalty to the fraternity.
The symbolism of a skunk making a big stink is more of a disturbance than a first amendment right to protest. There is a law against harassment and there is a law against creating a public nuisance. It is my knowledge that the protests are still apart of our fundamental right to practice freedom of speech and religion. If they feel they need to carry out protests, they do it peacefully. Following the graphic's example of limiting offensive speech and not preserving the rights the constitution guarantees is an extremely dangerous move.