SAGE Journal Articles
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Journal Article 5.1: Neier, A. (2008). Free speech for all. Index on Citizenship, 37(3), 20–25
Abstract: Aryeh Neier recalls a controversial First Amendment case – still a landmark in the history of free expression after more than 30 years
Abstract: The author presents ten plausible scenarios, together with accompanying commentaries, that trace alternative paths which developments in the area of civil liberties might take between now and the twenty-second century. Conclusions regarding the desirability and relative likelihood of these different scenarios are purposely left to the reader.
Abstract: In December 2012, 20 elementary school children fell victim to gun violence. Shortly after the killings occurred, national media outlets instantaneously and simultaneously began covering the tragedy with “calls to action” explicitly voiced by public officials and members of the general citizenry. Gun violence in African American communities has also left an indelible mark on the quality and quantity of life among the youngest members as well. Statistics released by federal law enforcement officials reveal that, collectively, more children of color die each year to gun violence. However, gun-related crimes involving low-income persons and racial and ethnic minorities are framed by the media as a convergence of cultural, environmental, and individual shortcomings and immorality. Consequently, structural and/or policy resolutions to address such crimes involving low-income persons and racial and ethnic minorities are overlooked or even omitted from the national and, more importantly, political discourse.
Abstract: This article emphasizes the illusion of an American society most people believe functions as an accommodating entity whereby all citizens are provided the spaces to live free and achieve. Based on Dr. Kablawi’s experience, however, freedom demands the conformity that provides freedom. This American reality transforms some Muslims into perpetual prisoners of society. The following narrative illustrates how purpose can be discovered in a surveilled existence. What is offered is not some idiosyncratic rant against America or an invocation about the superiority of one religion over another. Rather, the purpose is to highlight the structural impediments that make being Muslim a struggle in world. This story is told in the first person but speaks to a much broader reality.