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“Braided In”: The Second Amendment and Anti-Blackness

Tracking the Second Amendment through a history rooted in slavery to a present of persistent asymmetry.

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Episode Notes

Continuing Amicus’ summer season of deep dives into books, films, and ideas beyond the confines of the Supreme Court chamber, Dahlia Lithwick is joined by historian and chair of African American studies at Emory University professor Carol Anderson to talk about her book The Second. They discuss the long anti-Black history of gun laws in the United States and how race defines gun rights today.

Podcast production by Sara Burningham.

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