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On ‘Whites Only’ Signs and Racist Hate Speech: Verbal Acts of Racial Discrimination 1

Mary Kate McGowan

in Speech and Harm: Controversies Over Free Speech

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199236282
eISBN:
9780191741357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236282.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

In this chapter, it is argued that some instances of racist hate speech are speech acts that constitute illegal acts of racial discrimination. By identifying a previously overlooked mechanism by ... More


Speech and Harm: Controversies Over Free Speech

Ishani Maitra and Mary Kate McGowan (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199236282
eISBN:
9780191741357
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236282.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Most liberal societies are deeply committed to a principle of free speech. At the same time, however, there is evidence that some kinds of speech are harmful in ways that are detrimental to important ... More


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