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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


Race, Speech, and Free Speech Law

Mary Kate McGowan

in Just Words: On Speech and Hidden Harm

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198829706
eISBN:
9780191868207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829706.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter applies the phenomenon of covert exercitives to free speech issues. The main goal is to show that because racist speech in public places enacts discriminatory norms, there is a harm ... More


10 Conclusion

Kevin W. Saunders

in Degradation: What the History of Obscenity Tells Us about Hate Speech

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814741443
eISBN:
9780814708750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814741443.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This book has explored racist speech as well as sexist and homophobic speech by tracing the history of the nature of obscenity back to ancient Greece and Rome. It has shown that pornography was ... More


Conclusion

Kevin W. Saunders

in Degradation: What the History of Obscenity Tells Us about Hate Speech

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814741443
eISBN:
9780814708750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814741443.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This book has explored racist speech as well as sexist and homophobic speech by tracing the history of the nature of obscenity back to ancient Greece and Rome. It has shown that pornography was ... More


Degradation: What the History of Obscenity Tells Us about Hate Speech

Kevin W. Saunders

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814741443
eISBN:
9780814708750
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814741443.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Throughout history obscenity has not really been about sex but about degradation. Sexual depictions have been suppressed when they were seen as lowering the status of humans, furthering our distance ... More


Introduction

Kevin W. Saunders

in Degradation: What the History of Obscenity Tells Us about Hate Speech

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814741443
eISBN:
9780814708750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814741443.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This book explores hate speech and what is wrong with it using the concepts of obscenity. It traces the history of how societies have accepted pornographic depictions or have rejected those ... More


1 Introduction

Kevin W. Saunders

in Degradation: What the History of Obscenity Tells Us about Hate Speech

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814741443
eISBN:
9780814708750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814741443.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This book explores hate speech and what is wrong with it using the concepts of obscenity. It traces the history of how societies have accepted pornographic depictions or have rejected those ... More


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