Prejudiced People Invoke “Free Speech” to Mask Their Racism, Says Study

A new study questions why some people support "free speech".

Vice Media co-founder and conservative speaker Gavin McInnes (R) reads a speech written by Ann Coulter to a crowd during a conservative rally in Berkeley, California on April 27, 2017. (Photo credit: JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images)

A new study says that some people who claim to be for “free speech” when defending racist language do not really care about all speech, just the speech which agrees with their point of view. In fact, the researchers say that in such cases it often comes down to “racists defending racists”.

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