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

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Routledge, Mar 8, 2018 - Social Science - 160 pages
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.
 

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Contents

Introduction Charles R Lawrence III MariJ Matsuda Richard
Critical Race Scholars Enter the First Amendment Debate
Considering the Victims
of the Victims Story
The Civil
Racist Hate Messages
Regulating Racist Speech
A TortAction for Racial Insults Epithets
Legal Protection from Racial Insults
Black Feminism and 2 Live
Controversy
Burning Crosses and the R A V Case MariJ
Bibliography
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Richard Delgado, Kimberle Williams Crenshaw

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