Hate Groups

Hate Groups

by Margaret Haerens, Mary E. Williams

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ISBN-13: 9780737722819
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 11/28/2003
Series: Opposing Viewpoints Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.56(w) x 8.52(h) x 0.43(d)
Age Range: 15 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints?7
Introduction10
Chapter 1Are Hate Crimes a Serious Problems?
Chapter Preface15
1.Hate Crimes Against Arabs and Muslims Are Increasing17
2.The Prevalence of Hate Crimes Against Arabs and Muslims Is Exaggerated21
3.Antigay Hate Crimes Are a Serious Problem26
4.The Media Exaggerate the Problem of Antigay Hate Crimes33
5.Crimes Motivated by Bigotry Deserve Special Punishment38
6.Crimes Motivated by Bigotry Do Not Deserve Special Punishment42
Periodical Bibliography47
Chapter 2What Motivates People to Hate?
Chapter Preface49
1.Religious Conservative Rhetoric Fosters Hatred51
2.Religious Conservative Rhetoric Does Not Foster Hatred55
3.Homophobia Fosters Hatred60
4.The Inequality Rooted in Capitalism Fosters Hatred66
5.White Nationalism Fosters Hatred71
6.White Supremacist Websites Foster Hatred75
7.Alienation and Changing Sociopolitical Conditions Foster Hatred in Germany86
Periodical Bibliography95
Chapter 3Do Certain Groups Pose a Threat to Tolerance?
Chapter Preface97
1.Hate Groups Are a Serious Threat99
2.Stigmatizing Hate Groups as a Threat May Be Counterproductive103
3.The Far Right Poses a Threat108
4.The Far Right Is Not a Threat118
5.White Power Musicians Promote Hate and Violence125
6.White Power Musicians Promote Positive Social Values136
Periodical Bibliography146
Chapter 4How Should Society Respond to Hate Groups?
Chapter Preface148
1.Hate-Crime Laws Should Be Supported150
2.Hate-Crime Laws Are Unnecessary156
3.Internet Hate Speech Should Be Restricted162
4.Internet Hate Speech Should Not Be Restricted168
Periodical Bibliography176
For Further Discussion177
Organizations to Contact179
Bibliography of Books184
Index186

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