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Keywords

interpersonal security
hate speech
discrimination
social interactions

Abstract

Nowadays interpersonal safety in social interactions is becoming increasingly significant. Words and phrases such as hatred, hate speech, discrimination, contempt, verbal aggression, and bias-motivated crimes have been constantly present in our daily life and public discussions, which led to the new forms of social pathology. These phenomena pose a considerable danger to the social continuity, especially to the constantly evolving democracy in Poland. The main aim of the article is to attract the reader’s attention to the danger triggered by verbal aggression, which has a detrimental impact on people’s safety and their interactions in different spheres of social life.

https://doi.org/10.34739/dsd.2020.02.11
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