Hot-Off-the-Press Book Talk: Linda C. McClain speaking on "Who's the Bigot? Learning from Conflicts over Marriage and Civil Rights Law

Date & Time Mar 06 2020 4:20 PM - 4:20 PM
Location Louis A. Simpson International Building
A71 Louis A. Simpson International Building
Speaker(s) Linda C. McClain, Boston University School of Law
Audience Open to the Public

Discussion of Author Linda C. McClain's very recently-published [March 2, 2020] book,  "Who's the Bigot? Learning from Conflicts over Marriage and Civil Rights Law."

From the Publisher: "... In Who's the Bigot?, the eminent legal scholar Linda C. McClain traces the rhetoric of bigotry and conscience across a range of debates relating to marriage and antidiscrimination law. Is "bigotry" simply the term society gives to repudiated beliefs that now are beyond the pale? She argues that the differing views people hold about bigotry reflect competing understandings of what it means to be "on the wrong side of history" and the ways present forms of discrimination resemble or differ from past forms. Furthermore, McClain shows that bigotry has both a backward- and forward-looking dimension. We not only learn the meaning of bigotry by looking to the past, but we also use examples of bigotry, on which there is now consensus, as the basis for making new judgments about what does or does not constitute bigotry and coming to new understandings of both injustice and justice..."

RSVP needed - see webpage.

Presented by the Program in Law and Public Affairs, cosponsored with the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies