The maintenance of a nation’s identity as a nation depends crucially upon its particular historical memories and repressions. Such memories can be expressed in venues and terms that resonate with existing recollections: collected somewhere, in some form. The law is one such form. Documents, records, transcripts, sealed with the imprimatur of governmental authority, are other, related forms. But memories needn’t be official needn’t even be true in any objective sense to have nation making power. Movies, newspapers, art installations, poetry, can all be powerful expressions of national memory, hence national identity.
The death penalty is an issue that affects the LGBT community and that hate crime legislation is not helpful to advancing the interests of the community.
Voting rights advocates should explore section 11(b) of the Voting Rights Act as a vehicle to combat voter intimidation.
"It's important to note that scholars have long observed that political discourse and political events can contribute to the frequency of bias incidents. In fact, this phenomenon has a name today. It's called the Trump Effect."
Do new domestic terrorism laws put Black Lives Matter supporters, anti-war protestors, and/or animal rights activists at risk? Do they presently incorporate sufficient safeguards against such misuse and abuse?