Censorship and Free Speech

http://www.npr.org/2017/01/12/509497010/free-speech-advocates-publishers-wrestle-with-questions-of-censorship

This is a very thought provoking article.  Where does ‘suppressing hate speech’ get entangled with ‘censorship’?  Does suppressing it actually work?  Not really.  We need to really listen to each side to come to an understanding.  Not simply state that anyone with a differing opinion is ‘a hater’; ‘wrong’; ‘prejudice’; ‘racist’; ‘bigoted’; etc.  I especially like toward the end where it is stated that when we hear something hateful we should ask ‘Why’ not just ‘shut up’.

*As an admission I do not allow toxic people access to me through social media.  I do not ‘unfriend them’ as that might hurt their feelings, but I also do not allow their feed to appear on my feed.*

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