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February 5th, 2018 8:32:34 pm

No Tolerance for Intolerant Speech

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Project Description for Engaged Digital Scholars Program




Stewart, Heather. "No Tolerance for Intolerant Speech."




Andrea Walsh
February 06, 2018 at 7:53 pm

Welcome to the 2018 New Engaged Scholars Digital Pilot Program, Heather! 

Katina Fontes
February 12, 2018 at 7:07 pm

So excited to be participating with you in this program! I look forward to reading more about your ideas on restricting hate speech over the next couple months.

Kurt Milberger

February 20, 2018 at 11:24 am

Hi Heather,

You've a perfect topic for exploration on the PPJ! I'm looking forward to seeing some of the specific details you settle on in your work. For instance, you say you'll be "draw[ing] upon recent events that have received significant media and public attention." Lots to choose from here, so I'm wondering which events: Masterpiece Cakeshop, the Rosen case at Princeton, the general proliferation of hate speech on campuses recently, or something else altogether? Settling on a specific example will also start to define the specific audience for your piece.

I'm also interested to see how you deal with the extensive history of attempts to regulate hate speech in the US as you lay the "ethical groundwork for legal restrictions." It will be a real challenge to "convince readers who claim to be committed to free speech principles that they ought committed to legal restrictions on hate speech," so it will be especially important to have a clear sense of what kind of restrictions you mean and why you find current frameworks insufficient. Excited to see how your thinking develops.

Welcome to the program!

Kathleen Fitzpatrick

March 02, 2018 at 7:56 am

Hi Heather. This is ENORMOUSLY important; I very much look forward to seeing how your thoughts here develop.