Understanding Words That Wound

Understanding Words That Wound

by Richard Delgado, Jean Stefancic
     
 


Written by leading critical race theorists Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic, this volume succinctly explores a host of issues presented by hate speech, including legal theories for regulating it, the harms it causes, and policy arguments pro and con suppressing it. Chapters analyze hate speech on campus, the history of hate speech in America, the careers of… See more details below

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Written by leading critical race theorists Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic, this volume succinctly explores a host of issues presented by hate speech, including legal theories for regulating it, the harms it causes, and policy arguments pro and con suppressing it. Chapters analyze hate speech on campus, the history of hate speech in America, the careers of particular words as "nigger," "spick," "wop," and "kike," hate speech against whites, and the special case of children. Particular attention is devoted to hate on the Internet, talk radio, and to the role of white supremacist groups in disseminating it. Designed to be accessible to the general public and students, this book features reading lists, exercises, and questions for discussion. This book accompanies and expands on the prize-winning volume Words that Wound: Critical Race Theory, Assaultive Speech, and the First Amendment, also published by Westview Press.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813341392
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
01/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author


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. 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.

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Table of Contents

1Words that wound : the harms of hate speech11
2Quantitative issues : how frequent is racial vilification?21
3Theories of racism and hate speech31
4The strange careers of four special words47
5Hate speech and children : the special case of youth93
6College and university students : the case of campus hate speech (and conduct) codes111
7Hate in cyberspace123
8When hate goes tangible : logos, mascots, confederate flags, and monuments141
9Lawyer discipline : when the system sets out to purge hate151
10Talk shows : hate on the airwaves159
11Stretching to make a point : the case of hate speech against whites175
12International and comparative perspectives195
13First Amendment absolutism and fallback positions : social policy objections to hate speech remedies203
14The future : First Amendment legal realism217
AppInternational treaties and documents227

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