Hate Cannot Solve Hate
The discussions and dialogue about hate speech we have been seeing is amazing. It’s important that we talk about these issues and grow together into better people, and make this university an even more diverse and happy place. Please remember to be civil – spread love and understanding.
Don’t succumb to hate or harassment – that defeats the purpose. In the end, hate cannot solve hate. As adults, especially mature college students, let’s avoid confrontation and accusations. Instead of stooping down to that level, let’s bring everyone else up. Let our ultimate goal be of inclusion and learning, through intellectual discussions.
As long as there is hate speech at OSU, we will continue to expose it. Once OSU becomes the model of diversity and inclusion, OSU Haters will have accomplished its goal.
There are several people arguing for the freedom of speech anonymously on the 10TV website. As far as I know, hate speech is legal in the US and any law prohibiting hate speech is unconstitutional (while it is illegal in many other countries including France, Germany, Canada, UK, etc.). As an Asian student at OSU myself, I'm not trying to defend those derogatory tweets but I'd like to know your position on this.
“There are certain well-defined and narrowly limited classes of speech, the prevention and punishment of which have never been thought to raise any constitutional problem. These include the lewd and obscene, the profane, the libelous, and the insulting or “fighting” words those which by their very utterance inflict injury or tend to incite an immediate breach of the peace. It has been well observed that such utterances are no essential part of any exposition of ideas, and are of such slight social value as a step to truth that any benefit that may be derived from them is clearly outweighed by the social interest in order and morality.”
Nobody will limit your freedom of speech. If you wish to spread hate, we cannot stop you. But your friends, family, the public and future employers will judge you. You may not break the law, but you probably also won’t be respected, or get a job.
Initially I was concerned about the motives and efficacy of this blog, but whomever is responsible for answering questions has done so well enough to win me over. I applaud that you believe in and understand your stance well enough to defend it in a clear and articulate manner whenever necessary. As you seem to have your head and your heart in the right place, you also have my support.
Keep up the good work. Most of these folks would simply deny they are racists. They can also sit outside on a bright summer day and deny it's sunny. Obviously, you are fighting an uphill battle here.
These tweets bring back my childhood memories of being teased for being Asian and not understanding why because I don't remember instigating conflicts. I thought people would grow out of marginalizing others due to race before college, but you have proven that wrong. I want to thank you for creating an outlet to emphasize the hurtful online language used towards fellow Asians within the OSU community. Hopefully the town hall meeting will result in productive steps to prevent this behavior!
Sending love from Pennsylvania! You are awesome! :)
Just want to say that you have a tough fight ahead of you to change some of the bigoted ideology around here, but I support your effort. There is a surprising amount of hate on this campus, much rooted in ignorance and youth. By exposing these mistakes, we can help correct and educate.
All these people concerned for the haters need to show at least that much concern for all the people they're hurting and alienating and dehumanizing. Thank you for doing what you do!
Wish there was one for every college campus that exposed student, staff, and faculty -isms. So much racism, sexism, ablism, ... at my school.
Showing support from IUP, I think you're doing a good thing here.
I'm disappointed... that UCLA did not have something as brilliant as this first. Kudos. - Simon