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Restraining the Heartless: Racist Speech and Minority Rights


Jeannine Bell


Indiana University Maurer School of Law

2009

Indiana Law Journal, Vol. 84, No. 3, 2009
Indiana Legal Studies Research Paper No. 166

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This article examines the circumstances of contemporary racist expression in the United States. It discusses various locales for racist speech and the impact of such speech on individuals. In the second section, the article addresses American jurisprudence on hate speech, in particular, the limits on regulation posed by marchers, by hate speech codes and by cross burning. The final section of the article addresses comparative approaches to dealing with racist speech and compares the US approach with that taken by several European countries.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 19

Keywords: First Amendment, Race, Hate Speech, Constitutional Law, Racist Speech, Racism, Injury, Harm

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Date posted: June 1, 2010 ; Last revised: July 10, 2013

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Bell, Jeannine, Restraining the Heartless: Racist Speech and Minority Rights (2009). Indiana Law Journal, Vol. 84, No. 3, 2009; Indiana Legal Studies Research Paper No. 166. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1618848

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