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Cornel West and Sylvia Rhue

Fabricated fears about hate crime legislation

By Cornel West and Sylvia Rhue
September 25, 2007

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AMERICANS who understand basic principles of justice have no problems with the hate crime bill known as the Matthew Shepard Act. This legislation, now awaiting a vote in the Senate, would finally protect the many citizens who are targeted for violence simply because of their sexual orientation and gender identity, and it would provide law enforcement the necessary resources to ... (Full article: 605 words)

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