Tag: #language

SELECTIVE AGGRESSION: HOW WE CHOOSE WHAT MAKES US ANGRY IN AMERICA

“Not my style.” got to go Comedian Dave Chappelle recent stand-up has caused some controversy. He is no stranger to controversy because his television show on Comedy Central caused him to catch flack in the early 2000’s. But the outrage today is very dishonest…

CAN’T SAY THIS CAN’T SAY THAT: HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THE STATE OF LANGUAGE

  “Primates out of tune.” policing each other We are in a very weird time in American history. People have this issue with so many people expressing themselves in language. But the same people angry over language don’t want you to tell them how…

SELECTIVE SUBJECT MATTER: WHY ARE CERTAIN TOPICS ALRIGHT FOR PUBLIC CONSUMPTION AND OTHER NOT SO

“What’s ok and what’s not?” topics for talking Have you ever wondered why there are certain topics that you can showcase on television or in film, but when someone else talks about it or another topic people tend to get sensitive? Meaning, if you…

WHEN PERSONAL INTEREST COLLIDE WITH CORPORATE INTEREST

“Know that you represent them inside and out.” The above photo is of sports journalist Jemele Hill of ESPN. She recently came under fire for her comments aimed toward President Donald J. Trump. She stated via her Twitter account that she felt President Trump…

FAMOUS QUOTES: WHAT ARE MY FAVORITE AND WHAT THEY MEAN TO ME

“We hold these truths to be self-evident.” “That all men are created equal.”  -DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE We all have some favorite quotes and what they mean to each of us. They might be quotes that we just love to hear, or even quotes that…

GOVERNING SENTIMENT: WHY LEGISLATING FEELINGS IS DANGEROUS FOR AMERICA

“I feel therefore it should mean something.” In the United States today, we are constantly in these debates on what you can and cannot say. No matter if it’s in a public space or in private; we tend to disagree with the language. But…

UNPOPULAR SPEECH: WHY WE MUST PROTECT IT

“As much as we hate it, we have to protect it.” Hate speech is free speech, what some have stated. But whether we realize it or not, hate speech is protected under the United States constitution. But a large reason why we have to…