When you are a public figure, you have to be very careful about what you say – someone might just be listening. Jenny Tonge, a Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament, is just the latest in a long series of gaffers extraordinaire, with her outrageous remarks in support of suicide bombers. But unlike most of those whose problematic statements have hit the headlines in recent years, she stands by what she said.
Elizabeth Tikvah Sarah
This article examines the tension between liberalism and Orthodoxy in Israel as it relates to censorship. The first section aims to explain Israel's vulnerability as a multicultural democracy in a hostile region, with significant schisms that divide the nation. The next section presents the dilemma: should Israel employ legal mechanisms to counter hate speech and racism? The third section details the legal framework, while the fourth reviews recent cases in which political radicals were prosecuted for incitement to racism. The final section discusses cases in which football supporters were charged with incitement after chanting “Death to Arabs“ during matches. I argue that the state should consider the costs and risks of allowing hate speech and balance these against the costs and risks to democracy and free speech that are associated with censorship.
Har Ye Kan
In 1870, a report by a local commissioner in Zhenjiang, a city by the Yangzi River in Jiangsu Province, noted that “the Chinese are learning to appreciate traveling by foreign steamers. Not a few of the passengers who arrive and depart hence are officials, who have so far overcome their bigotry to acknowledge that steamer traveling is eminently satisfactory.” As foreign powers had used steamers in their economic expansion in China during the First Opium War (1839–42), the Chinese had at first associated this mode of transport with imperialism and Western dominance before they became an integral part of passenger and commercial conveyance.
Ghanaian Migrant Business and Power in Veneto, Italy
This article discusses the challenge of returning home after years abroad from the perspective of Ghanaian labor migrants in northern Italy. It seeks to explore how Ghanaian migrants aft er years of hard work still find themselves fundamentally estranged from Italy and constantly must navigate day-to-day experiences of bigotry and discrimination in the workplace. Yet the migrants realize that returning home to Ghana is not as straightforward as they might have imagined when they set out, and how to protect advances upon returning to a home country that has changed rapidly during their years in Italy is a recurring subject of concern. Based on ethnographic vignettes, the article will explore West African migrants’ everyday struggles in Italy’s segregated and crisis-hit labor market.
beliefs and sensitivities. These different re-conceptions can caution the teaching and reading of Merchant against casually generating racial bigotry on the one hand, and taking ethnocentrism for granted on the other. Such adaptation practices have
A Muslim Perspective
facilitate the enlisting of knowledgeable moderate religious leaders to educate and propagate the moderate real tenets of Islam, away from extremism, bigotry and terrorism. The governments should ban ignorant preachers who come from local villages and hard
Some Senses of Pan-Africanism from the South
African solidarity in such a gigantic land of complex ethnic, cultural, religious and linguistic diversity. He warns against simplistic bigotry in calls for race-based Pan-African unity, which exacerbate division, downplay African agency, exaggerate
Melissa Raphael, Dorothea Magonet, and Frank Dabba Smith
bigotry and hatred are not the most urgent problem. The most urgent, the most disgraceful, the most shameful and the most tragic problem is silence.’ 2 Arguably, even today the highly educated, cosmopolitan and principled Prinz and the vacuous, parochial
Has “Uncle Sam” Learned any Lessons from “Typhoid Mary?”
Amani Othman and William W. Darrow
comes with being uneducated” ( Leavitt 1997, p.115 ). Her reference to the Irish as “wholly lacking in any ambition and dirty to an unbelievable degree” ( Sandoval-Peck 2016 , p.17; Leavitt 1997, p.114 ) reveals the bigotry against Irish immigrants at
Ephraim Yuchtman-Yaar, Yasmin Alkalay, and Tom Aival
joined the Likud-led coalition. 6 According to Persico (2015) , the radicalization of the NRP was also associated with the championing of ethno-nationalism, anti-liberalism, and anti-Arab bigotry. More recently, Persico (2017: 115) argued that, from the