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Words That Silence? Freedom of Expression and Racist Hate Speech 1

Caroline West

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/9780199236282.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter examines the prevailing assumption that the value of freedom of speech itself is necessarily only or best served by permitting racist hate speech. It is argued that anything worthy of ... More


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


Subordinating Speech 1

Ishani Maitra

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/9780199236282.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter considers whether ordinary instances of racist hate speech can be authoritative, thereby constituting the subordination of people of color. It is often said that ordinary speakers cannot ... More


Political Speech

ERIC BARENDT

in Freedom of Speech

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199225811
eISBN:
9780191714139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199225811.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

One important question is whether it is right to treat political speech as more worthy of protection than other types of speech. To some extent this entails arguments similar to the arguments related ... More


General Recommendation 35 on combating racist hate speech

Tarlach McGonagle

in Fifty Years of the International Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination: A Living Instrument

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781784993047
eISBN:
9781526132284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993047.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The chapter outlines how ICERD has traditionally had an outlier status among international human rights treaties in respect of racist hate speech due to its heavy reliance on the criminalisation of ... More


A Call from the Task Force

Rodney A. Smolla

in Confessions of a Free Speech Lawyer: Charlottesville and the Politics of Hate

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749650
eISBN:
9781501749674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749650.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter introduces the task force created by Governor Terry McAuliffe in Richmond, Virginia that are tasked to study the racial violence in the city of Charlottesville during the summer of 2017. ... More


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