9. What is racial vilification?
It is an activity in public which incites hatred, serious contempt for, or severe ridicule of a person because of his/her race. Any racist incitement involving threat of physical harm to persons or their property or premises is considered serious vilification and is liable for fine to a maximum of $100,000 and imprisonment for a maximum of two years under Sections 45 and 46 of the RDO.
For instance, if an employer becomes angry in public over the domestic helper's mistake and starts blaming the mistake on her race aloud and such remarks contain serious contempt for or severe ridicule of the helper, this could be considered as racial vilification.
Putting a statement on the Internet accessible by the public which incites hatred, serious contempt or severe ridicule towards someone on the ground of race could also be considered as racial vilification.