–noun- speech that attacks a person or group on the basis of race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2009.
n. Bigoted speech attacking or disparaging a social or ethnic group or a member of such a group.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
Copyright © 2009 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Should the term "hate speech" ever be used in discourse among professed Buddhists? Or should the term be completely expunged from usage, on the basis that its very usage implies judgment about another person's mindstate?