Words can hurt. Words can especially hurt when they are used in a negative way to describe one’s race, gender, social class, age, religion, or physical ability. Generally, no one wishes to be called a name that is disrespectful to themselves, the group they’re associated with, or their beliefs (Gallagher). Originally, this is what political correctness was supposed to help eliminate-the cruel behaviors against groups who are socially disadvantaged or discriminated against. The current definition of ‘political correctness’ according to the Oxford dictionary is “The avoidance, often considered as taken to extremes, of forms of expression or action that are perceived to exclude, marginalize, or insult groups of people who are socially disadvantaged or discriminated against.” (Definition).
The right to speak up stretches across many topics, but not all of them are the kindest. Hate speech is a protected form of free speech, which is controversial amongst many because of its inherently hateful nature. In fact, some people argue it should not be protected under the first amendment at all. If hate speech is to be made illegal however, it would lead to the censorship of society as whole, and would be reminiscent of the days of Hitler and Mussolini. People were shot down simply for stating an opinion.
(Hoover Institution: Stanford University). Even though many believe hate speech is designed to put down people, hate speech should not be regulated or restricted because it is virtually impossible to control tensions between people by preventing them from speaking their true opinions, without violating the First Amendment. Hate speech is a very important topic, especially in the United States. Many do not know the thin line between criticisms and hate speech. One way criticism and hate speech differ is the intention of hate speech, if it was used purposely for “the stirring of hatred and hostility t... ... middle of paper ... ...termining who was right and who was wrong would create the problem because they would have to justify the reason they ruled that way.
Racism is more common than you would think and it isn’t easy to change the minds of millions(Racism). Obvious racism, such as segregation, is definitely in the past. It is illegal, of course. But maybe the discrete acts do more damage. This is possible because those who seem sincere may secretly be racist, and this behavior can deeply hurt someone.
These are rights that people in this country have begun to take for granted, while on the other side of the world, people are still giving their lives in hope to give their children freedom. For us to protect the freedom of speech and the right to privacy, the government must stop trying to pass legislation that allows the government to undermine these rights under the guise of national security. The United States Government must cease trying to reduce privacy and censorship on the internet, because it limits the freedom of speech, builds mistrust towards the government, and it wastes resources better spent on other types of law enforcement. As the single largest reservoir of information and communication, the internet has to be protected from censorship because it limits the freedom of speech. The internet is the key to freedom of speech because it allows people share information with anyone anywhere on the planet.
It is not acceptable to cyberbully, others may see it as acceptable but in reality the effects of it are extremely harmful to the person on the receiving end. As some people are just unable to cope with the harmful slurs they are receiving from others or the stigma that is associated with it and it may go so far that they would take their own life because of poisonous language others may be using towards them. CYBERBULLIES ARE CRIMINALS. Let me start by saying that cyber... ... middle of paper ... ...tionised modern society and changed the face of the planet and it's perspective on how we view and communicate with others; this can not justify the behaviour of people who abuse the Web and social networking sites for their own self gain or pleasure and at the expense of ones life, nothing, if the Web is monitored and governed along with being used in the correct manner it's benefits may outweigh and exceed its drawbacks, but this will only happen when governments and people who lead the Webb see the true powers of online social networks and take them seriously, only then, only then, may we all be safe on online social networking. So the advice to parents is while giving their child the space to breathe and trusting them; it is sometimes not them you have to trust but in fact distrusting others and their ability to influence and harm your child beyond recognition!
Many experts find torture unnecessary and claim that it is not an effective way to get reliable information anymore. Despite the horrible effects torture can have on the victim we forget the effects it has on the person forced to act out the torture. Initially, torture is unacceptable because it is always immoral. The first reason it is is that of the inhumane treatment that this entails. Often the victims are put into a position where to get the torture to stop they have to give up information on something they are suspected of doing, not something they were proven to have done.
It is argued that corporate crimes are more harmful to the general public than acts of intention. When it comes to these ‘crimes it can be said that many of the victims that it affects do not realize, that they are being affected and if and when they do know it is argued that they are told that it is due to a misfortunate accident and that there is no one to blame for the Act’. Many criminologists such as Sutherland argued that corporate crime is something
However, even though we should always find the most peaceful way to compromise with the little things, in life or death situations we must infringe the human rights in order to protect them. To begin with, we should ... ... middle of paper ... ...orld today that could be avoided, but our inability to use non-forceful ways to deal with them only makes it worse. There’s racism, problems with homosexuality, judgment through a person’s background, or even petty things like a person’s money. Everyone is different in some way, and sadly the human race is too ignorant to realize that everyone is still equal. It is a human right, according to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, that all humans are born equal.
Kapur offers us a number of examples of what the signs of (subtle) racism are; many of which may not be obvious to readers. SoR provides proof that the antagonistic sentiments of racists are due in part to not one, but several factors - each offering a very convincing argument. Kapur provides signs that at first may appear benign, are actually deeply motivating factors of malevolence to people of other races. SoR makes it quite clear to all, that racists do not feel compassion for members of the race which they are displaying their 'subtle' partiality. Racism is shown to stem from an individual who needs to maintain (albeit, an imaginary) position of supremacy.