Recent Harvard Law School graduate Kendra Albert (who uses the pronoun “they”) says the average person who flippantly uses legal words outside of the legal realm “lose[s] sight of the often discriminatory history” of such terminology.
The Harvard Crimson reports that Albert dubs such terms “legal talismans” — a “legal term of art, out of place, invoked to make or justify substantive decisions that do not involve formal legal processes.”
Common legal talismans, “they” say, are “free speech” and “defamation,” the latter of which “hides deeply sexist, racist, and whorephobic, which means ‘anti-sex worker,’ connotations.”
When people “casually reference” such terminology, they’re ignoring the lingo’s “prejudicial histories,” Albert notes.
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Before San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick knelt during the national anthem of Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills, a loud chant of "USA, USA" rang out at New Era Field.
Kaepernick knelt during the anthem for the first time as a starting quarterback before a regular-season game and was again joined by safety Eric Reid and linebacker Eli Harold in protest of racial inequality and oppression in the United States.
Safeties Antoine Bethea and Jaquiski Tartt, cornerbacks Keith Reaser and Rashard Robinson and running back Mike Davis continued their tradition of raising their right fists during "The Star-Spangled Banner."
As Kaepernick, who on Sunday made his first start since Week 8 of last season, led the offense onto the field, he was greeted by a loud chorus of boos from Bills fans. Those boos continued for the first couple of snaps before dissipating into cheers of encouragement for Buffalo's defense.
In a private 2013 speech, Hillary Clinton worried about the risk of “jihadists” entering Jordan with “legitimate refugees” because “they can’t possibly vet all those refugees.”
Clinton today wants to increase the amount of Syrian refugees the United States takes in by 55,000 annually. She believes that the U.S. refugee screening process is comprehensive enough to catch potential jihadists trying to enter the country, though FBI Director James Comey has said that the vetting process is severely limited by a lack of available data.U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks to the Annual Session of the National Baptist Convention in Kansas City, Missouri, United States September 8, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
“So I think you’re right to have gone to the places that you visited because there’s a discussion going on now across the region to try to see where there might be common ground to deal with the threat posed by extremism, and particularly with Syria, which has everyone quite worried, Jordan because it’s on their border and they have hundreds of thousands of refugees and they can’t possibly vet all those refugees,” Clinton said before the Jewish United Fund Of Metropolitan Chicago during an October 2013 lunch.
She added, “So they don’t know if, you know, jihadists are coming in along with legitimate refugees. Turkey for the same reason.”
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Donald Trump’s International Hotel in Washington, D.C., was vandalized over the weekend, according to reports. Someone spray-painted the phrase “Black Lives Matter” on the facade of the the luxury hotel, which is positioned along Pennsylvania Avenue in downtown Washington.
A Twitter user posted a video of a person appearing to spray paint the building on Saturday afternoon.
CNN reports the graffiti was quickly being covered up by plywood and no arrests had been made.
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Facebook was caught conducting yet another censorship campaign against conservatives. This time, the social media giant targeted a Florida-based Trump supporter for posting a video of Black Lives Matter crashing Donald Trump's recent Melbourne, Florida rally.
According to Crystal Callahan Ayala, she was slapped with a 24 hour ban after posting the video on Saturday.
Ayala shared the following video on Saturday at 5:58 PM EST can be found at Vessel News.
If the Dallas Mavericks refuse to stand during the national anthem, owner Mark Cuban will support them.
Protesters angry about the police shooting of Click here for more of Jessica McBrides's story from Heavy.comAlfred Olango chased a “Trump supporter while throwing bottles,” according to Fox News correspondent, Will Carr.
“I’m being assaulted just for the hat I’m wearing,” the unidentified man says in a separate YouTube video, in which he is wearing a red baseball cap with Donald Trump’s signature slogan, “Make America Great Again.”
At another point in the video, the man shouts: “I was just attacked! I was just attacked!” as people surround him, he is heard shrieking, and the images get chaotic. He quickly loses the hat, and tells people it’s his personal property.
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For years, while those in Washington were going along like business as usual, a boisterous movement was bubbling across America. In 2010, the tea party allowed into office conservative underdogs like Marco Rubio, and launched the political careers of the likes of Christine O’Donnell and Rand Paul. While the tea party wave of 2010 may have been an indicator of Trumpism to come, it wasn’t the birth of it.
In 2014, another GOP wave took America by storm, resulting in GOP control of both chambers of Congress.
In the 2014 cycle, Republicans ran on the platform of repealing and replacing Obamacare, building the Keystone Pipeline, and standing in the way of President Obama’s so called illegal, unconstitutional, and nefarious plan to give amnesty to the millions of undocumented immigrants residing within our borders.
I remember these promises quite well. Because while the Washington elite were sunbathing in the rays of power, I was getting sunburn in the rays of the sun — knocking on countless doors across the 12th Congressional District of Georgia peddling the talking points that, “Republicans can fix Washington this time” and asking them to give the party one more chance. They’ll repeal this, pass that, and get this done. Just trust me.
As I flowed through my talking points, the voters were almost uniformly expressionless. It was as if they’ve heard all this before, as if the phrases leaving my mouth had become horribly routine. Or they were wondering why I wasn’t in school.