Intellectual Freedom News 12/30/16

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December 30, 2016

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  • Documenting hate crimes in libraries | Intellectual Freedom Blog; “An uncomfortable truth is that hate speech is also free speech. It’s not illegal for people to say stupid, ignorant, or even deliberately hurtful things. When an anti-immigrant group, for instance, books a room at the library according to usual policies, and the speakers make some overtly bigoted remarks about Mexicans, that’s the price we pay for democracy. A hate crime, however, is about more than speech. It is about specific criminal behavior.”


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