[Note: I'm submitting this question on behalf of an attendee of the Mid Atlantic Radical Bookfair. I have ideas about how to answer it but it's been a while since I've done legal searching and I know there are experts out there! Contact me with questions and I'll forward them to the asker.]
How many states presently have "hate crime" statutes? Of these, how many cover verbal forms of aggression (e.g., name calling)?