Indicator history

Close Window

Is hate speech/racist-xenophobic discourse a wider, more 'mainstream', phenomenon in the political sphere?

Key Area:
Political Parties-organisations - Racist & Xenophobic Discourse
27/02/2012 - 14:58
Short Answer

In some individual instances, there have been situations where individual politicians have expressed sentiments that can be identified as anti-migrant or anti-minority.

Qualitative Info

Statements from members of mainstream political parties that can be identified as racist/xenophobic or anti-migrant/anti-minority are themselves in the minority. While it does occur, these instances are generally not the overwhelming narrative and where they verge into racism and xenophobia often draw rebukes from the overall party.

Source -

INAR Anti-Racism Protocol for Political Parties:

Groups affected/interested Migrants, Refugees, Roma & Travelers, Muslims, Ethnic minorities, Religious minorities, Linguistic minorities, Majority, Asylum seekers, Africans/black people
Type (R/D)
Key socio-economic / Institutional Areas Political discourse -parties - orgs
External Url