Words That Wound: Critical Race Theory, Assaultive Speech, And The First Amendment, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Words That Wound

Critical Race Theory, Assaultive Speech, And The First Amendment, 1st Edition

By Mari J Matsuda, Charles R. Lawrence Iii, Richard Delgado, Kimberle Williams Crenshaw


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Words, like sticks and stones, can assault; they can injure; they can exclude. In this important book, four prominent legal scholars from the tradition of critical race theory draw on the experience of injury from racist hate speech to develop a first amendment interpretation that recognizes such injuries. In their critique of ?first amendment orth

Table of Contents

1 Introduction, 2 Public Response to Racist Speech: Considering the Victim’s Story, 3 If He Hollers Let Him Go: Regulating Racist Speech on Campus, 4 Words That Wound: A Tort Action for Racial Insults, Epithets, and Name Calling, 5 Beyond Racism and Misogyny: Black Feminism and 2 Live Crew, 6 Epilogue: Burning Crosses and the R A . V. Case

About the Authors

Mari J. Matsuda and Charles R. Lawrence III are professors of law at the Georgetown University Law Center. Richard Delgado is Charles Inglis Thomson Professor of Law at the University of Colorado. Kimberle Williams Crenshaw is professor of law at the University of California at Los Angeles.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General