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Is it illegal to call someone a n----r in public ?? Not

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Is it illegal to call someone a n----r in public ??
Not being racist though???
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Not being racist though point that out ?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
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Expert:  Loren replied 10 months ago.
No, it is not illegal, in and of itself, a crime to call someone an offensive name.
It may give rise to civil liability if it is seen as harrassing in its context, or seen as a provovocation, but it is not something for which, by just using the word, you could be charged with a crime.
Expert:  Loren replied 10 months ago.

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