Hate Speech Codes

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Journal Week #5
“That’s part of a much bigger historical pattern: As we saw in Michigan, when hate speech codes or laws are adopted, they are most often directed at the very groups they are meant to protect.”-New York Times
This quote reminds me of the implicit bias that is often talked about in my education classes. We talk about it in the context of a student and teacher relationship, and that if a teacher holds bias again a group of individual student(s) then there are often very real and negative consequences. This very much reminds me of this quote and this article. People created these hate speech codes to avoid hate. To avoid bias and nasty comments. To avoid racism. Unfortunately, a piece of paper is not going to change a person’s ingrained