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Bell Ringer: Deliberation- "But What of Speech that is Protected but is Particularly Hateful?"

"But What of Speech that is Protected but is Particularly Hateful?"

Former George Washington University Law School Dean Frederick Lawrence advocates for refuting disagreeable speech with more speech.

Description

Former George Washington University Law School Dean Frederick Lawrence advocates for refuting disagreeable speech with more speech.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • What did Dean Lawrence mean by his assertion that in modern times, “More speech is not really an option; it’s an obligation”? Do you agree with this conclusion? 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
  • Freedom Of Speech
  • Hate Speech

Topics

Civil Rights & Civil Liberties

Grades

High School