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Carrington ’18 (MA) and Strother ’17 (PhD) piece on Confederate statues and free speech published in the Washington Post

June 1, 2020

The Washington Post

Political science doctoral student Nathan Carrington '18 (M.A.) and  alumnus Logan Strother '19 (Ph.D.) explore ongoing debate over Confederate statues in the Washington Post article "Legally, Confederate statues in public spaces aren’t a form of free speech." The piece is based on their co-published research in the journal Politics, Groups and Identities.

The authors write, "The First Amendment protects private speech from the government. But Confederate monuments on public property are a form of government speech—the government is deciding what to say. This is true whether the city commissioned the monument or a private individual donated it."

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