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

Words That Wound

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

By Mari J Matsuda

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160 pages

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In this book, the authors, all legal scholars from the tradition of critical race theory start from the experience of injury from racist hate speech and develop a theory of the first amendment that recognizes such injuries. In their critique of "first amendment orthodoxy", the authors argue that only a history of racism can explain why defamation, invasion of privacy and fraud are exempt from free-speech guarantees but racist verbal assault is not.

Table of Contents

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

About the Author

Richard Delgado, Kimberle Williams Crenshaw

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC000000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / General
SOC026000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General