Experiencing Hate Speech: Perceptions and Responses to Anti‐Semitism and Antigay Speech

@article{Leets2002ExperiencingHS,
  title={Experiencing Hate Speech: Perceptions and Responses to Anti‐Semitism and Antigay Speech},
  author={Laura Leets},
  journal={Journal of Social Issues},
  year={2002},
  volume={58},
  pages={341-361}
}
  • Laura Leets
  • Published 2002
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Social Issues
This study examines how people experience hate speech. Specifically, it assesses people’s perceptions regarding both the antecedents and outcomes of such expression targeted at Jews and homosexuals. One hundred twenty university students read (and in some cases also supplied) real-life epithets aimed at their social identity and then provided an assessment of their (a) perceived short- and long-term consequences, (b) understanding of the motive behind the message, (c) response to the sender… Expand
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