While some governments can't regulate hate speech, laws allow private organizations like social media apps and private universities to decide how to deal with hate speech within their spheres. How should these organizations respond to hate speech? What is an appropriate consequence? Pose these questions for students, and help them think through the importance of both respect for others and free speech.
Key Standards Supported
Common Core ELA
L.11-12.1, L.11-12.3, L.11-12.4, L.11-12.6, RH.11-12.1, RH.11-12.10, RH.11-12.2, RH.11-12.4, RH.11-12.7, RH.11-12.8, RH.11-12.9, RI.11-12.1, RI.11-12.10, RI.11-12.2, RI.11-12.4, RI.11-12.7, SL.11-12.1, SL.11-12.1a, SL.11-12.1b, SL.11-12.1c, SL.11-12.1d, SL.11-12.2, SL.11-12.4, SL.11-12.6, W.11-12.10, W.11-12.2, W.11-12.4, W.11-12.7, W.11-12.8, WHST.11-12.10, WHST.11-12.4, WHST.11-12.7, WHST.11-12.8
1a, 3a, 3c, 3d, 4a, 4b, 4c, 4d
I.A.2, II.A.1, II.A.2, II.A.3, III.A.1, III.A.2, IV.A.1, IV.A.2, IV.A.3, V.A.1, V.A.2, V.A.3, VI.A.1, VI.A.2, I.B.3, II.B.1, II.B.2, III.B.1, III.B.2, IV.B.1, IV.B.2, IV.B.4, I.C.1, I.C.4, II.C.1, II.C.2, III.C.2, I.D.1, I.D.2, I.D.3, II.D.1, II.D.2, III.D.1, V.D.2, VI.D.1, VI.D.2, II.B.3
1d, 2a, 2b, 2c, 3a, 3b, 3d, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 7c, 7d