Can You Be Punished By The Law If You Make A Racist Comment?


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samual answers Profile
samual answers answered
Yes, you can be charged with a hate crime.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Shame on anyone who makes a racial comment! You should also not make racial jokes like " How many Pollocks does it take to screw a light bulb in?" (3) You do not have the "Freedom of Speech" you think you have. It has been taken away like everything else in this country!!! I.e. Take soft drinks out of schools but leave the cheese burgers and fries! Here comes socialism!!!
Joshua Rogers Profile
Joshua Rogers answered
You cannot be jailed for this in the US. You have the right to freely express yourself in a reasonable manner. As long as you are not inciting people to commit a crime, disturbing the peace, or things of this manner, you have a right to make racist comments. Not that you should. Morally, I think it is wrong. I am gay and I know what it is like to be discriminated against. Although I don't agree with this type of speech, I am glad that you have the right to express yourself.
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David MrBucky answered
There are many corporations that do not tolerate any sexist, racist, or ageist comments. Like the poster before, you could very well lose a job over commenting in racist tones. Even if a person who is within earshot and no where near, can file a complaint against you or whomever made the remark. And on top of that, the record goes wherever you go to apply for work. Because these companies usually call each other to verify past employment.
But jail in America, probably not- but that doesn't mean that is alright to do.
Ostracized from segments of society might be more like it.
F T Profile
F T answered
Yes, and don't do it! "Sticks and stones may break my bones...BUT words cause permanent Damage!"
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Alison Baillie answered
It really depends upon what country you are in when you say your racist comment. From your spelling, I'm guessing you are living in the USA. If you are in the UK you will not get sent to prison for racist comments unless you were inciting racial hatred ie talking to a group of people. BUT you could lose your job, not to mention your friends. Racism is taken very seriously in the UK, and unfortunately there are plenty of people who think it's fine to say stupid ignorant things in public.

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