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Hate Crimes and Hate Speech, and What’s the Difference
February 13, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
David Barkey, Anti-Defamation League’s Southeastern Area Counsel
Although hate speech is generally protected in the U.S., the federal government and 45 states enhance penalties for bias-motivated criminal conduct. This interactive presentation will provide an overview of federal and state hate crimes laws, examine the First Amendment implications of these laws, and discuss frequency and key characteristics of hate crimes.