DESTRUCTIVE MESSAGES CRITICAL AMERICA

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Destructive Messages

Author : Alexander Tsesis
ISBN : 9780814782729
Genre : Law
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Destructive Messages argues that hate speech is dangerous not only when it poses an immediate threat of harm. It is also dangerous when it is systematically developed over time, becoming part of a culturally acceptable dialogue which can foster the persecution of minorities. Tsesis traces a causal link between racist and biased rhetoric and injustices like genocide and slavery. He shows that hate speech and propaganda, when left unregulated, can weave animosity into the social fabric to such a great extent that it can cultivate an environment supportive of the commission of hate crimes. Tsesis uses historical examples to illuminate the central role racist speech played in encouraging attitudes that led to human rights violations against German Jews, Native Americans, and African Americans, and also discusses the dangers posed by hate speech spread on the Internet today. He also offers an examination of the psychology of scapegoating. Destructive Messages argues that when hate speech is systematically developed over time it poses an even greater threat than when it creates an immediate clear and present danger. Tsesis offers concrete suggestions concerning how to reform current law in order to protect the rights of all citizens.
Category: Law

America S Colony

Author : Pedro A Malavet
ISBN : 9780814757413
Genre : History
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An examination of the legal relationship between U.S. and Puerto Rico.
Category: History

The American Experience In World War Ii Pearl Harbor In History And Memory

Author : Walter L. Hixson
ISBN : 041594032X
Genre : History
File Size : 65.74 MB
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Provides comprehensive coverage of the changes experienced in the United States as result of World War II, including discussion of the transformation of American domestic policies, diplomatic relations, and military strategies.
Category: History

Discrimination By Default

Author : Lu-in Wang
ISBN : 9780814795064
Genre : Law
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Much as we “select” computer settings by default—reflexively, without thinking, and sometimes without realizing there are other options—we often discriminate by default as well. And just as default computer settings tend to become locked in or entrenched as the standard, discrimination by default creates a situation in which disparate outcomes are expected, accepted, and taken for granted. The killing of Amadou Diallo, racial disparities in medical care, the dominance of Whites and men in certain professions, and even the uneven media attention paid to crimes depending on their victims’ race and class, all might be cases of discrimination by, or as, default. Wang contends that, today, most discrimination occurs by default and not design, making legal prohibitions that focus on those who discriminate out of ill will inadequate to redress the largest share of modern discrimination. She draws on social psychology to detail three ways in which unconscious assumptions can lead to discrimination, showing how they play out in a range of everyday settings. Wang then demonstrates how these dynamics interact in medical care to produce an invisible, self-fulfilling, and self-perpetuating prophecy of racial disparity. She goes on to suggest ways in which institutions and individuals might recognize, interrupt, and override the discriminatory default.
Category: Law

Lawyers Ethics And The Pursuit Of Social Justice

Author : Susan D. Carle
ISBN : 0814716393
Genre : Law
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Susan D. Carle centers this collection of texts on the premise that legal ethics should be far more than a set of rules on professional responsibility.
Category: Law

Saving Our Children From The First Amendment

Author : Kevin W. Saunders
ISBN : 9780814786932
Genre : Law
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The First Amendment is vital to our political system, our cultural institutions, and our routine social interactions with others. In this provocative book, Kevin Saunders asserts that freedom of expression can be very harmful to our children, making it more likely that they will be the perpetrators or victims of violence, will grow up as racists, or will use alcohol or tobacco. Saving Our Children from the First Amendment examines both the value and cost of free expression in America, demonstrating how an unregulated flow of information can be detrimental to youth. While the great value of the First Amendment is found in its protection of our most important political freedoms, this is far more significant for adults, who can fully grasp and benefit from the freedom of expression, than for children. Constitutional prohibitions on distributing sexual materials to children, Saunders proposes, should be expanded to include violent, vulgar, or profane materials, as well as music that contains hate speech. Saunders offers an insightful meditation on the problem of protecting our children from the negative effects of freedom of expression without curtailing First Amendment rights for adults.
Category: Law

Closing Of The American Mind

Author : Allan Bloom
ISBN : 1439126267
Genre : Social Science
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The Closing of the American Mind, a publishing phenomenon in hardcover, is now a paperback literary event. In this acclaimed number one national best-seller, one of our country's most distinguished political philosophers argues that the social/political crisis of 20th-century America is really an intellectual crisis. Allan Bloom's sweeping analysis is essential to understanding America today. It has fired the imagination of a public ripe for change.
Category: Social Science

A Critical American

Author : Stephen J. Whitfield
ISBN : UOM:39015010202169
Genre : History
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Category: History

Author : 弗·斯格特·菲茨杰拉德 著
ISBN : 9789864928484
Genre : Fiction
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蓋茨比為了久久地抱著的一個夢而付出了很高的代價。他死後,尼克發覺是湯姆暗中挑撥威爾遜去殺死蓋茨比。他感到東部鬼影幢幢,世態炎涼,便決定回中西部老家去。這是一個簡單的故事,卻有著極悲涼的人生況味。
Category: Fiction