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hate speech       LUcat Search catalogue MMS 9839444428802711

Scope note
Speech or expression that denigrates a person or persons on the basis of (alleged) membership in a social group identified by attributes such as race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, physical or mental disability, and others (source: Encyclopedia Britannica online, accessed December 2019).

Used for
defamation against groups
divisive language
divisive speech
group defamation
group libel

Broader terms
discrimination
offences

Related terms
defamation

Subject category
05.04 BEHAVIOUR AND IDENTITY

Indexing history
Added 2019.



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