Hate, Hate And Hate

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Hate is a harsh word that has been woven throughout the history of this country with such a ferocity that, no matter at what part of history one were to look, there could be found an example of some form of hatred showing through. Such particularly prominent attachments of hate include hate and crimes, speech and race. Hate crimes and hate speech seem to have a strong attachment to race and ethnicity within our country and have therefore been a legal topic for many years. Artist Eden Ahbez said that, “some white people hate black people, and some white people love black people, some black people hate white people, and some black people love white people. So you see, it’s not an issue of black and white, it’s an issue of lovers and haters.” For many years, hate crimes and hate speech have had a strong relation to the concern for hate crimes and speech intended towards blacks only. However as time has gone on, there have been issues with most every kind of race within this country. You see, hate crimes and hate speech, they are a usually tied to some form of discrimination, and not only against blacks. There has been a constant issue it seems of discrimination, however it now is not only whites against blacks, but most every race and ethnicity seems to have faced some form of discrimination by now. Discrimination which is defined as, “differential treatment of an individual or group without reference to the behavior or qualifications of the same” (Clear, 2013) has…

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