I heard this first at Uncommon Descent from blog-tsar, Dave Springer. I think it is a reasonable aspiration. Do we at TSZ fall short? Is it possible to attack the ideas of Donald Trump without being disparaging about the person of Donald Trump? I’ll admit to a lapse there. But in general, I think contributors support their claims and naked ad hominem seems rare here to me. Please correct me in comments if your mileage differs.
This post was provoked by this comment from phoodoo. It’s a difficult area for me, being born white, male, and British. Is it possible to safely navigate between justified criticism of the speech or actions of a cultural, ethnic, religious group and personal attacks that could be described as racist? Is there a bright line between free speech and hate speech?