Rhetorical Analysis - Angelo Ditri English 15 Rhetorical...

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Angelo Ditri English 15 Rhetorical Analysis 2/19/09 The essay “On Racist Speech”, by Charles R. Lawrence III, Lawrence talks about the issue of the First Amendment right to the Freedom of speech. Compared to the discrimination caused by its abuse through racial slurs. He calls upon University officials to create some sort of policy that will protect the rights of those who are victimized by this racial harassment. But at the same time not censoring our constitutional right of free speech. Lawrence also defines the set of ideals that the First Amendment was based on. He goes on to show the audience that it is dangerous if the speech is stated in a deliberately hurtful way. Hurt is too broad of a term to take away any civic freedom. Lawrence talks about the case of Brown v. Board of Education, for the same reason that the case itself was needed. Lawrence argues just as Brown did, that segregation in schools causes inequality and unfair conditions to the victims of racist speech. Brown said the idea of segregation is a symbolic
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2009 for the course ENGL 15 taught by Professor Deborahmorkun during the Spring '08 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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