Literature review for hate speech perpetuation with regards to empowerment theories - Freire's Theory of Empowerment or the Pedagogy of the Oppressed
To tackle psychological sources of hate speech, our project Hate’s Journey, financed by Erasmus+, 2018-2-ES02-KA205-011733 has designed an online questionnaire composed by some single item research questions, general data collection and tests regarding emotional regulation, internet content awareness and helping attitudes. The hypothesis of this research is that the revenge thinking pattern and ignoring attitude towards the negative effects of hate speech are powerful predictors of future online perpetrator pattern of hate speech. The revenge thinking pattern and ignoring attitude towards the negative effects of hate speech are powerful predictors of future online perpetrator pattern of hate speech. These results suggest that if an individual is enveloped by a thinking pattern built on revenge and if the level of ignorance is high (regarding the negative effects of one’s actions), then there is a possibility of the individual to engage in a form of hate speech. In the quest of matching these new results with a suitable theoretical framework, the pedagogy of the oppressed thinking felt more appropriate.
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