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  • A-Speech that offends a person or group of people based on their social or ethnic group.

    2 10.53%
  • B-What ever those in power say it is.

    4 21.05%
  • A little of both of the above

    1 5.26%
  • Mostly option A and a little of option B.

    3 15.79%
  • Mostly option B and a little of the option A.

    2 10.53%
  • Other

    7 36.84%
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Thread: What is hate speech?

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    Re: What is hate speech?

    There's no such thing as hate speech. It's a myth. For one thing, you can hardly open your mouth these days without SOMEONE getting offended, so using that as a criteria makes everything "hate speech". That's absurd. The only credible definition is speech which makes direct or indirect threats against a particular group of people, but we already have laws against that.

    The whole idea of hate speech is silly.
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    Re: What is hate speech?

    In my opinion, hates speech is speech that incites persecution and violence against a particular group of people. Simply being offensive is not hate speech as far as I am concerned.

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    Re: What is hate speech?

    Telling a person or group that they are hated because of who they are and factors they can't control, such as their place of birth, gender, orientation, religion, etc.

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    Re: What is hate speech?

    Quote Originally Posted by Intransigent Atheist View Post
    In my opinion, hates speech is speech that incites persecution and violence against a particular group of people. Simply being offensive is not hate speech as far as I am concerned.
    Never nind that you have every right to express hatred towards someone or something.

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    Re: What is hate speech?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    Never nind that you have every right to express hatred towards someone or something.
    You have every right to, but it's still hate speech.

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    Re: What is hate speech?

    Quote Originally Posted by Intransigent Atheist View Post
    You have every right to, but it's still hate speech.
    Only if expressing that hatred incites persecution and violence against a particular group of people

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    Re: What is hate speech?

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    Does the right to free speech cover the right to say "I want to kill all niggers", in your opinion?
    Yes. But, those words are also considered "fighting words" that may lead to you being physically assaulted.

    [ame=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fighting_words]Fighting words - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]

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    Re: What is hate speech?

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    The term 'Hate Speech' is an attempt to get around the Constitution to stamp out speech that the powers that be would like to stamp out. Similar to some of George W Bush's shenagans in trying to get around the Constitution in the wake of 911. These are loopholes designed to interfere with our Constitutional protections.
    i don't disagree here. it's too bad common decency alone doesn't deter "hate speech".

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    Re: What is hate speech?

    Normally I hate to use wiki. However I think they have a pretty good defination of it for how "hate speech" is currently defined/used as.

    Hate speech is a term for speech that attacks or disparages a person or group of people based on their social or ethnic group[1], such as race, gender, age, ethnicity, nationality, religion, or lack there of, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, language ability, ideology, social class, occupation, appearance (height, weight, skin color, etc.), mental capacity, and any other distinction that might be considered by some as a liability.
    [ame=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hate_speech]Wiki[/ame]

    Personally I think that hate speech is any speech that isn't politically correct for the times.

    It's a good thing I'm not partial to PCness.
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    Re: What is hate speech?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Normally I hate to use wiki. However I think they have a pretty good defination of it for how "hate speech" is currently defined/used as.



    Wiki

    Personally I think that hate speech is any speech that isn't politically correct for the times.

    It's a good thing I'm not partial to PCness.
    I love when libertarians tell people to stop being so PC and get up in arms when they're called kooks.
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