Words That Wound

Words That Wound : Critical Race Theory, Assaultive Speech and the First Amendment

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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.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 216.66 x 278.89 x 20.32mm | 911.72g
  • The Perseus Books Group
  • Westview Press Inc
  • Boulder, CO, United States
  • English
  • 0813384273
  • 9780813384276

Table of contents

Racist speech and the first amendment - the anti-subordination view, Mari J. Matsuda; if he hollers let him go - regulating racist speech on campus, Charles R. Lawrence III; words that wound - a tort action for racial insults, epithets and name calling, Richard Delgado; beyond racism and misogyny - black feminism and "2 Live Crew", Kimberle Williams Crenshaw.show more