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"Marijuana: is it time to stop using a word with racist roots?"

The title of this post is the headline of this notable new Guardian commentary authored by Alex Halperin. Here are excerpts: It’s been known as dope, grass, herb, gage, tea, reefer, chronic. B ut the most familiar name for the … Continue reading

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I’M SURE THAT EVEN ASKING THIS QUESTION IS SOMEHOW RACIST OR SOMETHING: If Trump is an authoritaria…

I’M SURE THAT EVEN ASKING THIS QUESTION IS SOMEHOW RACIST OR SOMETHING: If Trump is an authoritarian, why don’t Democrats treat him like one? Read more detail on Recent Law Professor posts –

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[Eugene Volokh] University of Alabama Student Expelled for Racist Instagram Rant

According to press accounts, a University of Alabama student was expelled for posting an Instagram video in which she said, among other things, "I fucking hate niggers," and then some. The University president issued a statement condemning the video and … Continue reading

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"The idea that [Steven] Pinker, a liberal, Jewish psychology professor, is a fan of a racist, anti-Semitic online movement is absurd on its face…"

"… so it might be tempting to roll your eyes and dismiss this blowup as just another instance of social media doing what it does best: generating outrage. But it’s actually a worthwhile episode to unpack, because it highlights a … Continue reading

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