The ways in which targeted communities experience hate speech is an important, but often neglected, component of the debate over the legitimacy of hate speech laws. This article reports on data drawn from interviews conducted with 101 members of Indigenous and minority ethnic communities
in Australia regarding their experiences of hate speech. We give voice to targets’ experiences of face-to-face and more widely broadcast hate speech, and outline the constitutive and consequential harms they claim to have suffered. We assess these against the alleged harms of hate speech
in the literature, finding a close correlation between targets’ reports and the literature.
No Reference information available - sign in for access.
No Citation information available - sign in for access.
No Supplementary Data.
No Article Media
Document Type: Research Article
School of Political Science and International Studies, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Qld, Australia
School of Law, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW, Australia
May 3, 2016
More about this publication?