Remember when using words was legal? At least in New York?
New York City's Commission on Human Rights announced on Thursday that residents could face up to $250,000 in fines if they use terms such as 'illegal alien ... with intent to demean, humiliate or harass a person.'
I'm not a fan of the term "illegal alien." It sounds like you're talking about a Martian, so I prefer "illegal immigrant." All the same, it is a legal term and you should be allowed to say it. As far as "harassment" and "intent to demean," well these are notoriously slippery words that have been ruthlessly abused by the Left in recent years.
Regardless, are they going to make it illegal to insult someone? Well I guess if it has to do with do with immigration status, then the answer is yes in New York. Just like it is with gender identity in New York as well,
Calling a person “she” instead of 'ze' could be grounds for a $250,000 fine in New York City under new civil rights guidelines published just before Christmas which ban the 'misgendering' of individuals.
Remember when the Left was trumpeting the Berkeley Free Speech Movement... Yeah, those were the days...
"Every day is a new life to the wise man."
The Righteous Mind
Star Slate Codex
Consulting by RPM