Yasmin Nair on the Trouble with Hate Crimes Law
Denise Morris talks with Yasmin Nair of Against Equality about the ten years since the murder of Brandon Teena, and about how hate crimes legislation can result in increased surveillance and punishment of the very marginlized communities it is ostensibly meant to protect.
See also Nair's article on Why Hate Crimes Legislation is a Bad Idea; her review of a recent book on Matthew Shepard, and these other articles on the issues:
Kay Whitlock, We Need to Dream a Bolder Dream: The Politics of Fear and Queer Struggles for Safe Communities
Lisa Duggan, Crossing the Line: The Brandon Teena Case and the Social Psychology of Working-Class Resentment
Against Equality, Various articles on Hate Crimes Law and the Prison Industrial System