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Destructive Messages: How Hate Speech Paves the Way For Harmful Social Movements

@inproceedings{Tsesis2002DestructiveMH,
  title={Destructive Messages: How Hate Speech Paves the Way For Harmful Social Movements},
  author={Alexander Tsesis},
  year={2002}
}
This is the first chapter of a book arguing that hate speech is dangerous not only when it poses an immediate threat of harm. It is also dangerous when it is systematically developed over time, becoming part of a culturally acceptable dialogue which can foster the persecution of minorities.The book traces a the influences of racist and biased rhetoric to gross injustices like genocide and slavery. It shows that hate speech and propaganda, when left unregulated, can weave animosity into the… Expand
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