Tag: Office for Diversity Literacy and Outreach Services
Libraries and Hate Speech: ALA’s New Resource ‘Hateful Conduct in Libraries: Supporting Library Workers and Patrons’
While it is not a new phenomenon, over the last two years, we have seen a troubling increase in headlines about hate speech or conduct. Here’s a helpful resource for preparing and responding to such conduct.
Censorship or Hate Crime?
Two weeks ago, students at the University of Texas at Dallas campus found two Qur’ans in the toilet.
Documenting Hate Crimes in Libraries
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. A hate crime, however, is about more than speech; it is about specific criminal behavior. Library incidents that we’re trying to track falls into two broad categories: vandalism or harassment.