A group of college students recently made a video showing their hatred of police. Police were depicted as anti-black, pigs and were beheaded in the video. It certainly looked like hate speech to me. I don’t think hate speech should be totally prevented even if it is extremely vile unless it used to directly incite a riot. We have freedom of speech in this country no matter how stupid and repulsive. Hate speech needs to be opposed with reason and positive emotional arguments whenever it presents itself. Suppressing any type of speech by law is a slippery slope that will backfire because whoever is in power will use those types of laws to limit their opponent’s ability to have free speech. State resources should never be used to promote hate speech. Hate speech can also be regulated because it is similar to shouting fire in a crowded theater.
Hate speech can come from people of any race. Black hate speech is just as bad as Neo-Nazi hate speech and should be equally condemned. The ability of our society to function is slowly deteriorating because we are so afraid to point out criminal black racist actions and the legal system is skewed to protect criminals of all races in many situations. Excess political correctness is a great philosophy until someone starts looting, kills innocent people, wrecks your town and burns it to the ground. Hate speech by students can incite violence in Wisconsin just like what has happened in other states.
The students producing the anti-police hate video have a constitutional right to produce such a video with their own money on their own time. Were taxpayer dollars used to produce the video or was it some type of class assignment? The university should reject and suspend any student or professor that engages in garbage of this nature using university resources.
The practical solution to any type of perceived police prejudice can only be to have a higher percentage of non-whites represented in the police force. Hate speech against the police is not going to help anyone and it will discourage blacks from entering into police work. Any professor that encourages anti-police or race related hate speech by students should be fired by the university because he is clearly damaging our entire society. We need to accept the fact that people of any race are capable of being prejudiced and there is no way our society can overlook the criminal actions that result from this evil belief. Certainly professors should not teach college students to propagate hate with taxpayer dollars.