Lecture_23_Hate_Speech_Altman

Lecture_23_Hate_Speech_Altman - Altman: Speech Codes and...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 2/5/11 Altman: Speech Codes and Expressive Harm Lecture 23: July 28th, 2009
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2/5/11 Causal Harm and Expressive Harm Focusing on university speech codes. o Acknowledges that some harm is done by hate speech. o Harm is also done by limiting speech. o Does the causal harm justify speech codes? Expressive harm: o Not a consequence of hate speech. o The act of expressing an attitude of hate is in itself a harm.
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2/5/11 Expressive Harm: Public Should be restrictions on public expressions by government officials. o E.g. of Confederate flag over state capitol. o Did expressive harm to Blacks because it was indifferent to the interests of Blacks. o Violated the right to be treated equal respect and consideration by the government. Why it is an expressive harm: o History of racial oppression is too recent so the
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2/5/11 Expressive Harm: Private Same action by a person rather than an institution does count as expressive harm, but not the kind that should be restricted. When done by an individual, the expression
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