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Hate speech is the repeated use of inaccurate tropes or claims in a way that serves to demonize a person or group. It is typically used as a way to consolidate or reinforce political power through demonization.
- Cambridge Dictionary "public speech that expresses hate or encourages violence toward a person or group based on something such as race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation"
- Dictionary.com "speech, writing, or nonverbal communication that attacks, threatens, or insults a person or group on the basis of national origin, ethnicity, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability"
- Free Dictionary " Bigoted speech attacking or disparaging a social group or a member of such a group."
- Merriam-Webster "speech expressing hatred of a particular group of people"
- Wiktionary "Speech that attacks or disparages a person or group of persons on the basis of origin, race, nationality, ethnicity, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or disability."
- 2014-02-03 [L..T] The painful case of Pastor Scott Lively, homophobe to the world In fact, I argue, minorities are much better off in a system that protects hateful or discriminatory speech than in a system that protects them from it.