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Words that Wound: A Tort Action for Racial Insults, Epithets, and Name-Calling


Richard Delgado


University of Alabama - School of Law

1982

Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, Vol. 17, p. 133, 1982
Seattle University School of Law Research Paper

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One of the first articles to discuss the problem of hate speech, Words That Wound discusses the harms of racist speech before proposing a new tort enabling its victims to recover damages from the utterer. I later expanded the article into a book with Jean Stefancic. Entitled Understanding Words That Wound, the book covers a range of recent problems including hate speech on the Internet, campus hate speech codes, and child porn.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 51

Keywords: Race, Racism, Civil Rights, Hate Speech, Torts, Speech Codes, Discrimination

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Date posted: February 8, 2012  

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Delgado, Richard, Words that Wound: A Tort Action for Racial Insults, Epithets, and Name-Calling (1982). Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, Vol. 17, p. 133, 1982; Seattle University School of Law Research Paper. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2000918

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Richard Delgado (Contact Author)
University of Alabama - School of Law ( email )
P.O. Box 870382
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
United States
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