Bell Ringers

Bell Ringer: "To Sit Back and Put Up with Some Hateful Comments, Some Hateful Conduct"

"To Sit Back and Put Up with Some Hateful Comments, Some Hateful Conduct"

Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) discusses hateful speech in the context of flag burning.

Description

Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) discusses hateful speech in the context of flag burning.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • Do you agree with Senator Durbin that belief in the Constitution requires tolerance of objectionable or hateful expression or conducts? Why or why not? Are there any conditions or circumstances that would be limiting factors in your opinion (i.e. “The Constitution does/does not require tolerance of objectionable expression except/unless…”)
  • Is there a difference between a ban on flag burning and a ban on hate speech? Why or why not?
  • On a scale of 1-4, one being not at all persuasive and four being highly persuasive, indicate how persuasive you believe this argument to be and why you selected that ranking.

Participants

Vocabulary

  • 1st Amendment
  • Flag Burning
  • Freedom Of Expression
  • Hate Speech

Topics

Civil Rights & Civil Liberties

Grades

Middle SchoolHigh School