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SPA Student Speaker Series: Ian Schubert
February 25, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Ian Schubert (Cal State Long Beach)
“Playing politics’: the racial disparities in the policing of the first amendment’
25 Feb 2020 • 5:00pm–6:00pm • Zoom link
Abstract: Throughout America, the protections on speech afforded by first amendment are unequally applied across the citizenry, and even disregarded for some. Those that have their rights suppressed or denied are often those in opposition to racial hierarchies. Supporting legal cases include the National Socialist Party of America v. Village of Skokie and Shuttlesworth v. City of Birmingham; the 2017 ‘Unite the Right’ riots in Charlottesville and the protests in Los Angeles in 2020 reflect aspects of these racial hierarchies. In this presentation, I will discuss how legislation has favored the freedom of expression of those in power without protecting marginalized groups, as well as some potential solutions to the problem of protecting the disenfranchised.
Meeting ID: 853 6085 4033