Posts tagged "hate speech"

Stop using gay and retarded as slurs - NOW!

Stop using gay and retarded as slurs - NOW!
At a convention a few weeks ago, I heard one of the attendees use both “gay” and “retarded” as slurs. Mind you, this was attending a philosophy convention, populated with people who hold individual rights as inviolate and are, at the core, rational people. I was so stunned that, quite unlike my usual habits, I... Read more »

"It is you, it is they who desire to live": Finding solace in words after the Dallas tragedy

"It is you, it is they who desire to live": Finding solace in words after the Dallas tragedy
I won’t summarize what happened in Dallas, as I don’t have the words. We’ve been following the story with its images of blood, death, and destruction. The very essence of humanity is challenged in these proceedings. The value of human life is plunging into depths of deepest despair. “Those who most long for peace now... Read more »