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Discuss the difference between legitimate debate on a political issue and arguments that are based on hate through a science-fiction scenario that shows how a controversial issue can be discussed in both ways. Then learn how purveyors of "reasonable racism" use the trappings of rational debate to conceal their true message. Finally, read newspaper editorials and letters to the editor to determine if a currently controversial debate is characterized by legitimate debate or by hate.