Yes racists are horrible people, but should they be arrested and put in jail for making them in your opinion?
- Yes they should be locked upVote A
- No they shouldn't go to jail for thatVote B
Most Helpful Girl
no. if i could've had everyone thrown in jail for making racist ass comments to me, my whole neighborhood i grew up in would be in jail and growing up would have been so much easier lol. i had the only chinese family in an entire neighborhood of black people. this was back in the 90s too so like, its not the nice "we all American people here have some chicken gimme your lo mein" type of neighborhood either. if the cops didn't come around as often as they did (regular hourly patrols) i probably would have had my ass beat for just having squinty eyes. if they didn't wanna do that shit back then, i sure as hell dont want OR need them to do that shit now.5
Most Helpful Guy
not only no but HELL NO!! freedom of speech and expression includes hate speech and offensive behavior. because if you are not allowed to have an unpopular or different opinion and are told what are acceptable words and unacceptable words then you live in a dictatorship not a free society. just like someone being charged for terrorist threats is absurd and unconstitutional. because now we live in a world where if someone is purposely trying to anger you and you say if you don't quit I'm going to kick your ass you get a bigger penalty than if you kept quiet and physically assaulted the person. how can the threat of violence be worse than the actual act of committing violence.1