1st Edition

Words That Wound Critical Race Theory, Assaultive Speech, And The First Amendment

    171 Pages
    by Routledge

    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

    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


    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.