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Title:
Hate groups : opposing viewpoints
Author:
Roleff, Tamara L., 1959-
Publication Information:
San Diego, Calif. : Greenhaven Press, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
192 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
Are hate crimes a serious problem? -- Do certain groups promote hate and violence? -- Does the Militia Movement present a serious threat? -- How can hate crimes and terrorism be reduced?
ISBN:
9781565109438

9781565109421
Format :
Book

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Fulfills some or all of the national high school curriculum standards for social studies, U.S. history, world history, English, science, and health. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.


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Fulfills some or all of the national high school curriculum standards for social studies, U.S. history, world history, English, science, and health. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 7-12. The latest Opposing Viewpoints Digest poses three basic questions about hate groups and hate speech (Are these groups a problem? Should hate speech be restricted? Are hate crimes laws necessary?) before unveiling documented pro and con essays that explore each question's complexities. Roleff's crisp, journalistic writing combines anecdotes and facts in a dense, but easily readable style. The questions are as emotional as they are legal and political, but she stays focused on the facts, clarifying issues without oversimplifying them. Readers will quickly see that the same incidents and statistics can be interpreted to bolster arguments on either side: hate groups are not a problem because the number of groups is dwindling; hate groups are a problem because their overall membership numbers are rising. Her book is a model for persuasive essay writing and an excellent starting point for a debater's position paper, further strengthened by back matter that includes excerpts from the Bill of Rights, relevant legislation, and official statements from hate groups. A list of organizations and a detailed bibliography are also appended. --Randy Meyer


Booklist Review

Gr. 7-12. The latest Opposing Viewpoints Digest poses three basic questions about hate groups and hate speech (Are these groups a problem? Should hate speech be restricted? Are hate crimes laws necessary?) before unveiling documented pro and con essays that explore each question's complexities. Roleff's crisp, journalistic writing combines anecdotes and facts in a dense, but easily readable style. The questions are as emotional as they are legal and political, but she stays focused on the facts, clarifying issues without oversimplifying them. Readers will quickly see that the same incidents and statistics can be interpreted to bolster arguments on either side: hate groups are not a problem because the number of groups is dwindling; hate groups are a problem because their overall membership numbers are rising. Her book is a model for persuasive essay writing and an excellent starting point for a debater's position paper, further strengthened by back matter that includes excerpts from the Bill of Rights, relevant legislation, and official statements from hate groups. A list of organizations and a detailed bibliography are also appended. --Randy Meyer


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