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Is it against the law for someone to call someone a nigger?


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I would say no, it is not against the law. But it is in bad taste as it is considered a racial slur, which is defined as an insulting term and not appropriate in many social circles. Generally, there is no good reason to use such a term. Good luck.

Answer Applies to: Oklahoma
Replied: 2/3/2016


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Yes. It maybe part of proving a hate crime. Were you called that appellation or did you bestow such appellation on someone else?

Answer Applies to: Illinois
Replied: 2/2/2016

Answer By Edwin K. Niles

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Not that I know of.

Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 2/1/2016

Answer By Thomas E. Gates

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No, just dumb.

Answer Applies to: Washington
Replied: 2/1/2016

The Houser Law Firm, P.C.
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Not in North Carolina. It will likely come to the point where using the word nigger is illegal but for now it seems only wealthy white people have anything to worry about when calling someone a nigger and even then its a civil law suit or a social punishment issue not a criminal one.

Answer Applies to: North Carolina
Replied: 2/1/2016


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No. But it's awfully stupid.

Answer Applies to: Wisconsin
Replied: 2/1/2016

Lawrence Lewis
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NO. Similarly, it may not be against the law for the person called nigger to beat the shit out of the person hurling the racial epithet. Good luck.

Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 2/1/2016

Answer By John F Brennan
Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC
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Possibly, confer with an attorney.

Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 2/1/2016


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No, but it is against human decency to call anyone a nasty name. It is also inviting getting into a fight or getting killed.

Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 2/1/2016

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