Eugene Volokh on Hate Speech Eugene Volokh is a cool guy. He is a professor of constitutional law at UCLA with an interest in Church state relations. He runs a group legal blog called "The Volokh Conspiracy" and blogs also at The Huffington Post. He has blogged on Epic Nose Guy and the Riverside Protesting Ordinance. Today he has written on hate speech: [Eugene Volokh, February 19, 2009 at 1:24am] "Hate Speech": From a UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center study titled Hate Speech on Commercial Talk Radio: Types of Hate Speech We identified four types of speech that, through negative statements, create a climate of hate and prejudice: (1) false facts [including "simple falsehoods, exaggerated statements, or decontextualized facts [that] rendered the statements misleading"], (2) flawed argumentation, (3) divisive language, and (4) dehumanizing metaphors (table 1). What a definition! And this is their example:Table 1. Analysis of Hate Speech from The John & Ken Show See ling above for moar.