During reading week, our group assigned each person some tasks to do. Yuxin and I had a meeting and we tried to understand what encompasses offensive language. We have come to the conclusion that it is very easy to confuse offensive language with opposing opinions.
We have also addressed the difference between ‘hate speech’ that incites violence and an actual call to action. It can be argued that the speaker can only be held accountable if their speech is a call to action. Whereas, situations that involve hateful speech don’t go far enough to move people to act, arguably. To be more specific, the speaker cannot be held accountable.
Furthermore, is the fact that the language is offensive enough for it to be policed? This is a very important question that our group will try to discern.
Ishani and I will try to support arguments in favor of free speech, and Yuxin and Maha will argue in favor of Political Correctness.