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A Guide to Covering Hate Speech Without Amplifying It

Jasmine McNealy offers insight for journalists covering hate speech, arguing that the U.S. Constitution needs to be understood within a power framework.

“If we’re going to be Constitutionalist, we have to take into account that our Constitution was created by humans, flawed humans, who have a certain ideology,” McNealy says. “And that comes through in the language that they use, in how these things are interpreted by the courts. It continues to come through even in how we think about [the First Amendment].”

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