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ACLU: Free Speech for Some Means Free Speech for None

Our defense of speech regardless of speaker comes down to a simple truth: once you give the government the ability to silence unpopular speech, no one is safe.

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Civil Liberties

Black History Month special: Paul Robeson (April 9, 1898 – January 23, 1976)

Actor, singer, activist and orator, Robeson was key in the Harlem Resistance, and his influence spans globally. He is felt in Russia, South Africa, Australia, England and Whales especially, where he formed a bond with miners. 140 more words

Black History Month

It’s A Woman’s World.

Women really do rule the world. They just haven’t figured it out yet. When they do, and they will, we’re all in big big trouble. ~”Doctor Leon,” drleons.com… 964 more words

Black History Month special: Timothy Thomas Fortune (October 3, 1856 – June 2, 1928)

1856 – June 2, 1928)

Born a slave, he dedicated his life to the improvement of black standing in society through writing and publishing literature. His father Emanuel Fortune, became a member of the 1868 Florida constitutional convention and the state’s House of Representatives, but was mired by threats from the KKK continuously, exposing Timothy Thomas Fortune to deep white racism. 98 more words

Black History Month

Penn. teen claims no racial motivation for dressing in KKK hood, shouting racial slurs

By: Travis Gettys

A Pennsylvania teenager insists he was only joking around when he dressed up in a Ku Klux Klan uniform and shouted a racial slur at a black woman. 126 more words

Law

Teen: KKK Oufit, Slur 'Sounded Like Good Idea'

BLOOMSBURG, Pa. (AP) – A teenager who dressed like a member of the Ku Klux Klan and shouted a racist slur at a black woman in a central Pennsylvania town says it “sounded like a good idea at the time.” 170 more words

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