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Offline Mick 1995

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Re: Firmino/Holgate incident
« on: January 08, 2018, 03:35:55 PM »
Going to let the actual law have the last word on this:



A person who uses threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour, or displays any written material which is threatening, abusive or insulting, is guilty of an offence if—
            (a) they intend thereby to stir up racial hatred, or
            (b) having regard to all the circumstances racial hatred is likely to be stirred up thereby.


You are only focusing on (a) here. But (b) is important. It's racist speech if anybody who is NOT the speaker (because they're covered in (a)) feels like it is racist.

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