Dear friends: This is an article written by Kathy Lipscomb, examining the dilemma of hate speech. Kathy is a friend, neighbor and totally committed activist for neighborhood issues and, obviously, broader causes. Heartfelt thanks, Kathy, for examining this very difficult and confusing issue in such a thoughtful way.
Here it is:
"New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, in a historic speech explaining the removal of Civil War statues from his city in May, said, “The Confederacy was on the wrong side of history and humanity.” Last week, fierce right-wing forces brandishing Nazi regalia took a life and injured 19 people. They didn’t absorb Landrieu’s message.