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 | 160 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

About Mari J. Matsuda

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. Richard Delgado is the Derrick A. Bell Professor of Law at the University of Pittsburgh. He is the author of When Equality Ends (Westview Press), The Rodrigo Chronicles, and The Coming Race War? And Other Apocalyptic Tales of America After Affirmative Action and Welfare . Delgado is the winner of eight national book awards and is a frequent television and newspaper commentator on race and civil rights.Jean Stefancic is research professor of Law at the University of Pittsburgh Law School and Derrick A. Bell Scholar in Law. She is the author of No Mercy: How Conservative Think Tanks and Foundations Changed America's Social Agenda, and a frequent contributor to the literature on race and civil rights. 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. 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.show more

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