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Allow me to retort : a Black guy's guide to the Constitution / Elie Mystal.

Mystal, Elie, (author.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781620976814
  • ISBN: 1620976811
  • Physical Description: viii, 270 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: New York ; The New Press, 2022.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-270).
Formatted Contents Note:
Canceling trash people is not a constitutional crisis -- Bigotry is illegal even if you've been ordered to by Jesus -- Everything you know about the Second Amendment is wrong -- Stop frisking me -- Attack dogs are not reasonable -- Why you can't punch a cop -- Stopping police brutality -- It says what it says -- The taking of black land -- A jury of your white peers -- It's not unusual to be cruel -- The most important part -- Conservative kryptonite -- Reverse racism is not a thing -- The rule that may or may not exist -- The abortion chapter -- You know this thing can be amended, right? -- The right to vote shall be abridged all the damn time -- What if your vote actually didn't matter? -- Abolish the Electoral College -- The final battle.
Summary, etc.:
"According to commentator and lawyer Elie Mystal, Republicans are wrong when they tell you the First Amendment allows religious fundamentalists to discriminate against gay people who like cake. They're wrong when they tell you the Second Amendment protects the right to own a private arsenal. They're wrong when they say the death penalty isn't cruel or unusual punishment, and they're wrong when they tell you we have no legal remedies for the scourge of police violence against people of color. In fact, Mystal argues, Republicans are wrong about the law almost all of the time, and now, instead of talking about this on cable news, Mystal explains why in his first book"-- Provided by the publisher.
Subject: Constitutional law > United States.
African Americans > Legal status, laws, etc.
Sociological jurisprudence > United States.
United States > Race relations.
United States > Politics and government > 21st century.

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