Lee Rowland is a senior staff attorney with the ACLU’s Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project.
August 24, 2017
The ACLU got a lot of heat last week when their neutral free speech stance had them defending the alt right in Charlottesville. We talk to ACLU Senior Staff Attorney Lee Rowland about the organization’s decision to change course and not defend groups that protest with firearms and the effect that will have on their methods going forward. Historian Mark Bray teaches Kamau and Hari how to pronounce Antifa and what the group is all about. And April Reign, a co-creator of trending hashtag #NoConfederate, talks about why the ‘Game of Thrones’ producers should think twice about creating a TV show where black people are enslaved again.
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