PSCI 0219

Free Speech v. Racist Speech

What Can I Say? Free Speech v. Racist Speech in the United States and Europe
In this course we will delve into the politics and law surrounding issues of racist speech in the United States and Europe. We will look at the development of speech doctrines in the post-World War Two era, drawing on well-known case studies from American constitutional history, as well as European examples such as the Danish Cartoon Controversy and Holocaust denial cases. Through comparison across time and countries, we will debate the appropriate limits on racist speech in different contexts. (Not open to students who have taken FYSE 1510 or PSCI 1023) 3 hrs. lect./disc (Comparative Politics)
Political Science
Political Science
Social Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:
Equivalent Courses:
FYSE 1510 *
PSCI 1023 *


Spring 2025

PSCI0219A-S25 Lecture

Spring 2024

PSCI0219A-S24 Lecture (Bleich)

Spring 2023

PSCI0219A-S23 Lecture (Bleich)

Fall 2020

PSCI0219A-F20 Lecture (Bleich)

Fall 2018

PSCI0219A-F18 Lecture (Bleich)