video via HOT97 on twitter. ☝🏼
“I believe in free thinking, but I don’t believe in free thinking if it’s rooted in, or at the expense of the oppressed.”
Free thinking/freedom of speech does NOT extend to being free to be racist, sexist, anti-semitic, or discriminatory in any other way. That’s not “freedom of speech,” that’s hate speech.
And if you support discriminatory people and/or think hate speech is okay because “people have freedom of speech,” then you’re *just* as bad as them. Hate speech allows the oppressed to stay oppressed, and allows the oppressors to stay in a dominant position.
You either understand that “freedom of speech” does NOT extend to hate speech, or you’re an asshole. There’s no in between.
#janellemonae #freedomofspeech #hatespeech #discrimination