State Racial Vilification Laws

The State vilification laws are virtually identical. They make it unlawful for a person by a public act to incite hatred towards, serious contempt for, or severe ridicule of, a person or group of persons on the ground of the race of the person or members of the group, by either threatening physical harm to the person or members of the groups or to property of the person or members of the group, or by inciting others to do the same. There is no case law dealing with state racial vilification laws.

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