[Ads-l] Antedating of "Hate Speech"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Mon Feb 16 22:20:54 UTC 2015

hate speech (OED 1988)

1981 _Los Angeles Times_ 14 May E6 (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)  Those of us who are seeking to limit hate speech are not dealing with "false or doubtful evidence."

NOTE:  Much earlier citations for "hate speech" in the sense 'an individual oration expressing hate' can be found by searching ProQuest and other databases.

Fred Shapiro

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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