Restraining the Heartless: Racist Speech and Minority Rights
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Indiana Law Journal, Vol. 84, No. 3, 2009
Indiana Legal Studies Research Paper No. 166
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
Date posted: June 1, 2010 ; Last revised: July 10, 2013