It isn’t wrong to stand up for what you believe is right, whether abiding with a certain movement, or campaigning for you favored presidential candidate, but instances like this may cause conflict once coming in contact with people who don’t share the same vision. I am not in any way stating that you should stay silent while someone is intensely bashing one of your ideals or moral standing point, but rather you keep your responses at a minimum context than get scorned later for it at work when a person has reported your alleged argumentative behavior. Although everyone is entitled to their own opinions, it doesn’t mean your opinions can’t offend someone else, someone who for example, may be a co-worker or boss, thus causing tension in the work place.
I’ve come across a situation in which enraged twitter users got a young adult fired from her job because she insisted on tweeting racial remarks towards the #BlackLivesMatter movement. The question is: Did they go to far as to contact her employers and have her terminated ? Some may believe so, but in my case I feel that although you are protected by the free speech indication in the First Amendment, you can still face consequences for your said words. The First Amendment protects you from being condemned by the government for utilizing your freedom of speech, but it does not protect you for any repercussions you might endure from said words.
Facebook and Twitter amongst the biggest of all social media platforms, consist of all type of people worldwide. Any post, at any given time, can be documented and therefore used against you. Someone who specifically follows you may not find It offensive, but someone else can stumble upon it and be instantly triggered.
It’s inevitable that we grew up and/or associate ourselves with people of similar cultures, beliefs, and political standings. This is something that is like second nature. The workplace, however, is one of diversity, ranging from the color of one's skin to whether they practice a more conservative or liberal approach. The rule of thumb would be to not go into full detail on what you practice, especially if it has the ability to slightly bash another race/social group/movement, even if not indented.
-- Lupita Villareal