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Speech, Justice and the ACLU | Rakim Brooks with John Wood, Jr.


Rakim Brooks of the American Civil Liberties Union joins John Wood, Jr. to clear the air on the ACLU’s commitment to free speech and to highlight the organization’s work in the area of social justice. But before all of that, Rakim takes us back to his upbringing in the public housing projects of East Harlem and his unlikely journey to success as a public interest attorney.

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3 thoughts on “Speech, Justice and the ACLU | Rakim Brooks with John Wood, Jr.”

  1. If Mr. Brooks and ACLU would promote building houses instead of public housing, there would be both jobs and homes.

  2. Can I simply just say what a comfort to find a person that actually understands what they’re discussing on the web.

    You certainly realize how to bring a problem to light and make it important.
    More people ought to read this and understand this side of the story.
    I was surprised that you’re not more popular given that you most
    certainly have the gift.

  3. As usual, the podcast spent most of its time giving personal backgrounds. That is fine, but the only two comments I can remember of any substance was that the ACLU is now recognizing that it isn’t only supporting the 1st amendment but also the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments, and that the ACLU is forming a committee to study reparations. You danced around the cancel culture, but you never asked why the ACLU isn’t concerned about people being kicked off of their social media platforms or the coordinated effort to silence Parler. I know freedom of speech is about the government limiting it, but anti-trust is also real. I would respect the ACLU if they were more concerned about these things.

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