Why the conflicted ACLU statement about armed protesters is ineffective

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) exists to defend people’s constitutional rights. Its California chapters (later backed up by the national organization) recently backed off its defense of alt-right protesters. It’s a nuanced stance, and a confusing statement didn’t help. People think of the ACLU as a highly liberal organization. It has recently defended imprisoned … Continued

What are you actually DOING to fight racists and Nazis? Take the pro bono pledge.

This weekend brought white supremacist marches, Nazi salutes, counter-protests and vehicular murder to Charlottesville, Virginia. You probably joined everyone from Orrin Hatch to Justin Trudeau in condemning it. Now what? You’re against racism. Good for you. You posted your outrage on Facebook. A bunch of people who agree with you and are also against hate and … Continued