It generally includes offensive speech directed at minorities. In its most vulgar form, it includes the racial and sexist epithet. At a more subtle level, or so it is argued, it includes books, cinema, and television images that demean a minority. See also: political correctness
Chandler, Daniel - Munday, Rod (2011): Dictionary of Media and Communication. Oxford University Press. 182 p. See the Online Edition
Wolfson, Nicholas (1997): Hate speech, sex speech, free speech. Westport, Conn. : Praeger. 1 p.