Alan Borovoy – Make the distinction between hate words and deeds
A CCLA position paper in which we see that Alan Borovoy was sounding the alarm on Human Rights Commissions way back in 95. That’s afore you was born Whippersnapper!
At a recent conference of governmental human rights commissions, the theme
was how they should deal with expressions of hate. Increasingly, these
commissions have been attempting to use their coercive powers to muzzle racist,
sexist, and homophobic speech.
In my view, this represents a questionable priority. I believe the commissions have more important work to do.