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Explore the debate and science of Hate Crime.

March 22, 2016

Hate Crime Hoaxes

Chance Layton

In an article featured in Hate Crimes: A Reference Handbook, NAS Executive Director Ashley Thorne writes about the danger of hate crime hoaxes.

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December 31, 2014

Campus Tolerance for Violence

Peter Wood

Peter Wood examines how academics have promoted and contributed to lawlessness and violence.

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May 28, 2014

Triggers, Metaphoric and Real

Ashley Thorne

The killings in and around UCSB brought gruesome realism to the buzzword "trigger warnings."

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March 28, 2014

SPLC: Usefulness Outlived?

George Yancey

Academic Questions author George Yancey surmises that the Southern Poverty Law Center has come to be labeled as simply another progressive interest group. 

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November 19, 2013

A Serious Blow to Academic Freedom--No Outcry, Though

Peter Wood

The latest in the attacks on Mark Regnerus is a court decision that utterly undermines scholarly peer review.

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August 27, 2013

Oberlin College Battles Phony Hate Crimes

Glenn Ricketts

Oberlin College adds to the long tally of bogus hate crimes – with pride and gusto.

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March 8, 2013

Panic at Oberlin

George W. Dent

Classes are canceled at Oberlin College because of racist graffiti and Ku Klux Klan sightings.

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March 19, 2012

The Complexities of Hate Crimes

Glenn Ricketts

Jackson Toby reflects on the practical difficulties when juries in criminal trials seek to determine what "bias" might consist of in criminal prosecutions, while CEI attorney Hans Bader sees big pro...

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February 1, 2012

FIRE Notes NJ Anti-Bullying Law Endangers Free Speech On Campus

Glenn Ricketts

No one should tolerate genuine bullying, but the sensitive enforcers of ambiguous anti-harassment laws often overstep their bounds.

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January 6, 2012

FIRE Sends Open Letter to OCR on Sexual Harassment, NAS Co-Signs

Glenn Ricketts

We collaborate with FIRE against OCR guidelines that trivialize sexual harassment with severe results to the careers of those frivolously charged.

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