Words that Wound: A Tort Action for Racial Insults, Epithets, and Name-Calling
University of Alabama - School of Law
Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, Vol. 17, p. 133, 1982
Seattle University School of Law Research Paper
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
Date posted: February 8, 2012
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