Punishing speech may be causing the problem 

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Maybe prohibiting or otherwise punishing what is considered hate speech is causing the problem of prejudice rather than solving it. Restricting speech forces people to suppress their prejudice rather than to address it and adjust for it.  Under California law I cannot be penalized for my sexual preference, so I can openly admit that I like many brunette individuals in a non-sexual capacity but I would prefer that they were something else. I’ve worked for a brunette for more than 25 years, my brunette childhood friends I’ve known since before I had hormones are exempt from my aesthetic standards, and I have other brunette friends, but if there’s a blonde I don’t know and a brunette I don’t know it’s obvious which one receives the majority of my attention.  Several years
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