This document features information from a new viewpoint of the hate speech issue, from within the groups holding the rallies. As the amount of white supremacist “gangs” surges they yet still fail to demonstrate continuity and stability. Many Klans (KKK) are recently formed with self appointed leaders, making it hard to gain the respect necessary for a group like this to run. With such intense feelings towards the discrimination of other citizens these emotions translate when fighting with other members of the klan, and have resulted in several assault charges. There are currently over 40 groups within the US, and increase in the past year. These unions advertise their groups through the use of flyers, appearances at neo nazi conventions, and by holding rallies; all demonstrations of the use of free speech granted by the First Amendment used as hate speech. This document comes from the Anti-Defamation League - Free Speech, a organization who takes pride in the mission of their company. This mission includes sticking to their traditional jewish values to guide the traditional tactics and strategy of the company. ADL also prides itself on credibility. Based on this information I believe the article remains significantly unbiased. The facts pertained in the document are proven statistics pertaining to the Ku Klux Klan and their use of free speech. The author informs the reader of the violence associated with the group and then how they then in a way attempt to recruit new members into these same aggressive Klans. By linking these factors the author draws a connection from hate speech (granted by the first amendment) to the border of illegal activity by inciting violent acts. “ According to authorities, McDowell also indicated to the agent that he was interested in committing a “Dylann Roof-style” violent attack. He was a member of the Alabama-based United Klans of America.”
The Supreme Court case “Brandenburg vs Ohio” was publicized as a hearing contrary to the Ku Klux Klan. The convict, Brandenburg was a notorious leader of the KKK organization who was found guilty for advocating "crime, sabotage, violence, or unlawful methods of terrorism as a means of accomplishing industrial or political reform," and for assembling "with any society, group, or assemblage of persons formed to teach or advocate the doctrines of criminal syndicalism." Used in the trial were quotes from Brandenburg’s speech discriminating against both African Americans and those of Jewish heritage. Video evidence also brought forth film of six hooded figures, Brandenburg being identified as one. As a result the state of Ohio incarcerated Clarence Brandenburg for being liable of inciting others to commit imminent illegal actions. This specific case occurred in the year 1969 but the issue continues to plague citizens in the present day. It is considered the first landmark Supreme Court case based off the first amendment. As some viewed this conviction as a violation of free speech the laws put in place as a effect of Brandenburg vs Ohio were known as the criminal syndicalism act. This act made the advocacy and teaching of doctrines while ignoring whether or not that advocacy and teaching would actually incite imminent lawless action illegal. Currently rallies protecting confederate statues and memorabilia are being questioned whether or not this hate speech is insinuating illegal contributing factors. In other words modern instances of hate speech being publicized are regulated by the laws generated during this Supreme Court case.
This image represents the KKK, white supremacist and neo nazi march that took place in early August. The Ku Klux Klan is known for its resistance to those citizens of which have darker skin, throughout their history they have been implied brutal punishments upon African Americans. This photo is taken in Charlottesville Virginia during one of these marches. The police officer (Nash) regulating this public protest is obviously of a darker race based on his skin tone, this puts him in a compromising position. Behind him the protestors, in possession of weapons are clearly making the officer uncomfortable as they are fighting against a race to which he belongs. The photographer captures this moment and the angst he must be feeling in this moment in time, his professional monotone facial expression evidently masking deeper emotions on the topic. This image serves as a primary source of the marches that took place in Charlottesville Virginia on July 8th, 2017. The photographer captures a protester donning a red hood, another doing a nazi salute and a third holding a confederate flag all within the background of the photo. Time magazine confirms that photographer Jill Mumie ventured to the rally in support of the counter protesters stationed there. Mumie purposefully shot Nash in a chaotic scene making him look extra “heroic” and encircling the “bizarre” events within her art. Therefore the image may be bias in creating a scene where the counter protesters are not pictured and those pro hate speech appear ominous. the photographer:“ On July 8, a scorcher of a Saturday, she ventured out to support the counter protesters.”
Starting strongly with asking fifth grader’s opinion on the justified actions of the Ku Klux Klan this source is aimed to appeal to emotion. It is sharing an incident in which teacher Kerrie Roberts asked her elementary school students to embody themselves as a member of the KKK and to share why their actions are justified. Students went home from that day crying. This school in South Carolina put this teacher on administrative leave and claims to be investigating the scenario. Other schools have assigned word problems with riddles promoting slavery and the beating of African among them. The article stays unbiased, only sharing facts and quotes from those affected, but does shine a light of the seriousness of the matter. If the hate groups such as these have the right to free speech what is stopping teachers from sharing these viewpoints with their students, susceptible to influence from figures of authority? The New York Times is a newspaper that has been around for decades, being published since 1851. It has been established credible due not only its long standing tabloid presence sharing information with the public, but also the articles written include primary sources and quotes serving as evidence. Although The New York Times may occasionally have a tendency to be on a liberal side in this circumstance the author very much left his opinion out of the article. Calling the projects offensive was merely a factual statement as many citizens of all races found the questions unacceptable, especially for children. This article although does lack a viewpoint that supports the teachers' motives in subjecting their students to that material. “The offensive assignment in South Carolina is at least the third this year that has resulted in accusations of racial insensitivity.”
Recently hate groups such as the KKK (white supremacists) and “neo nazi organizations” have reemerged in the media. According to the first Amendment which states that there shall be no “prohibiting the free exercise of; or abridging the freedom of speech”, this is an example of a group displaying their right to free speech. Due to recent marches in Charleston and protests these organizations have made a stir in the media as a result of the reappearances. Concerning this matter some people believe that it is a constitutional right to express free speech regardless if that is a youtube vlog about your day or a public protest discriminating against whole races. On the other hand some people disagree and think that if the message you are in support of is a version of hate speech and discrimination, making others feel unsafe that this is a violation of basic human rights.