And although the uninhibited use of this word is something I strongly disdain; it exists whether I, or anyone else, approves of it or not.
He provides the interesting insight that any sense of belonging is followed by an unequal sense of unbelonging. This seems to be a direct result of our strange tendency to one-dimensionally classify people, objects, and even ourselves.
This is most commonly noticeable with children, when those who were bullied often become bullies themselves in the future. His evidence is thoroughly convincing.
In addition, this type of crime being called an epidemic is obviously a result of the sensationalistic media, which gravitates towards coverage of such nature. I am highly doubtful that humans as a whole could even come close to achieving this.
We cannot overcome the deeply rooted biological mechanisms that cause hatred. Does anyone believe that there is a utopia in the future of humans? There are different levels of hate and he talks about the different situations of where people have been arrested for hate crimes.
I really like his approach to this topic. I would say that this would be a sensitive topic to many people, but he nicely tells us stories that show a certain idea but then also shows us other stories that lead us to follow his train of though.
In the beginning Sullivan tells us about cases where people have been killed in the process of hate crimes. For example, the story about the gay man and his neighbor fighting about grass clippings. This so called hate crime developed from a disagreement between neighbors.
They gay man got grass clippings on his neighbors driveway once again which heated the fight leading to the neighbor to yell obscene things at the gay man. In the end the gay man hosed the neighbors son and then the son kicked the gay man.
The son was convicted of a hate motivated assault. If the man had been straight then things would not have been blown out of proportion.
From what I see the gay man could have prevented this by heeding his neighbors concerns about his grass clippings. The neighbor seem to have been civilized until the gay man seemed to blow the last straw. I mean everyone gets angry and shouts rude things to others. I mean should it really be a hate crime just because in this case, the guy was actually gay?
And for the son, I can see that kicking was a little extreme but, the gay man did play a role in his anger and hosed him for no reason. Sometimes people just look at the exterior and never really look deeper into things, which is how stereotypes comes alive.
In situations where it may seem like a hate crime, it might just be one of those normal fights we see between people due to sudden outbursts of anger. He shows us how he has actually received more hate from other homosexuals for the way he thinks about things.
He allows people to start thinking, how far we can criminalize hate? Although many people may believe that they harbor no hatred towards other races, as soon as someone bumps into them in the street or cuts them off at an intersection, they automatically notice his or her race.
He goes on to relate the controversy caused by a group of firefighters when one of them mimicked the dragging death of James Byrd, a black man dragged by a pickup truck for three miles down a road in Texas, during a Labor Day parade.
These heroes may not have intended to display any form of racism, however, their actions may fall under the hate category if hate is considered to be an unconscious activity as well.
They merely tell us who the victims are. Sullivan defines three types of hate, obsessive, hysterical and narcissistic, which are most often seen in combinations. It is common for people who have been the victims of hate to end up becoming the perpetrators.
Sullivan concludes by saying that there is no way to completely eradicate hate, however, there is a way to overcome it. Sullivan says that the hate harbored by victims and survivors of certain genocides is justified.Nov 05, · Andrew Sullivan’s article “What’s So Bad About Hate” questions the extent we can say hate is a crime and discusses situations of different types of hate.
Andrew Sullivan Whats So Bad About Hate.
of “For Gay Marriage” By Andrew Sullivan Marriage between two people is a commitment, to take care of each other no matter what happens, to be there for each other, to love one another for who they are. Homosexuals have been denied this right simply because they have a different sexuality than most people.
Jul 16, · Reflect on Sullivan reading "What' So Bad About Hate" Reading the article “What’s So Bad About Hate” by Andrew Sullivan, I was impressed by authors’ deep and detailed observation of this human emotion, hate.
Going through some statistics, different kinds of hate crimes rooted in racism, sexism, Nazism, rape. Nov 05, · “What’s So Bad About Hate” by Andrew Sullivan provides a detailed analysis of what defines hate, and in particular, hate crimes.
They are distinct in that they focus on a particular characteristic, although they tell about the victims, as in sexism, racism, and homophobia.
They tell little about the perpetrator, and why they commit crimes.
Eng. September 12, Reading Response What’s So Bad about Hate? “What’s So Bad about Hate” by Andrew Sullivan is an essay that looks into the effectiveness of using the word hate.
After reading Andrew Sullivan’s “What’s So Bad About Hate?” I began to realize that hate does not possess the same meaning as it did in the past. With the fear of hate came new laws that have taken away the right of free deduction.