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    Great, so I think "moral damage" is the appropriate term. Thanks a lot

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    Moral damages are a form of compensation decreed by a court in instances where the defendant suffers:

    physical suffering, mental anguish, fright, serious anxiety, besmirched reputation, wounded feelings, moral shock, social humiliation, and similar injury.

    Calling someone a negro could cause wounded feelings. Mind you I've been called worse. It might be difficult to prove, unless you have witnesses and then you might have to prove the extent of your wounded feelings.

    It also depends on the law of your land. It might not be an offence. As stated earlier it is an offence in the UK. It may be also that, if it happened in the course of your work that the company has policies regarding this which you could use to gain redress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zahari View Post
    Hi!
    dent is another word I found.

    In what context?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ieasy View Post
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    No matter what country I am from, as you can read at the top of the thread it was digited: EX !!! And as far as I know EX means EXAMPLE. And as far as I know, this is not a political site. I am here to improve my English, nothing else. Thank you anyway.
    I wasn't making a political statement. As far as I know, one cannot be sued in the US for name-calling. Perhaps that is permissable in some countries.

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    Ah but this is racially motivated name calling. Don't you have legislation for that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by curmudgeon View Post
    Ah but this is racially motivated name calling. Don't you have legislation for that?
    Nope. Free speech means exactly that.

    The only exceptions I know are:

    1. Yelling fire in a crowded theater (when there is no fire).
    2. Speech that is intended to incite a riot or immediate violence.
    3. Making a false police report, bomb threat, etc.

    Racial slurs, while repugnant, are not illegal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Racial slurs, while repugnant, are not illegal.
    You have a way to go then, but dont worry I see the dDemocrats are doing well

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    Quote Originally Posted by curmudgeon View Post
    You have a way to go then, but dont worry I see the dDemocrats are doing well
    We won't be going in that direction. Your way is the way of the thought police. Wouldn't Orwell be proud?

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    wow! this thread got hot! Ieasy, I am also from Brazil, and I see exactly what you mean by asking that, cause here its broadly used and victims of such prejudices can sue the dirty mouthed provided that there are witnesses...but to be honest, Im not sure it happens as they show in soap operas..

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    We won't be going in that direction. Your way is the way of the thought police. Wouldn't Orwell be proud?
    by 'we' do you mean the majority? or is it the royal 'we'

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