Allow Me To Retort: A Black Guy’s Guide to the Constitution


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Image of Elie Mystal on right. On left, picture of the book cover of "Allow Me to Retort: A Black Guy's Guide to the Constitution." Text on the photo reads People For the American Way Book Club Presents "Allow Me to Retort" with Elie Mystal Thursday November 1 4pm ET

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About the Book

You don’t need to be a legal scholar to understand your own rights. You don’t need to accept the “whites only” theory of equality pushed by conservative judges. You can read this book to understand that the Constitution is trash, but doesn’t have to be.

In Allow Me to Retort, legal expert, columnist at The Nation, and People For Senior Fellow Elie Mystal offers an easily digestible argument about what rights we have, what rights Republicans are trying to take away, and how to stop them. Mystal explains how to protect the rights of women and people of color instead of cowering to the absolutism of gun owners and bigots. He explains the legal way to stop everything from police brutality to political gerrymandering, just by changing a few judges and justices. He strips out all of the fancy jargon conservatives like to hide behind and lays bare the truth of their project to keep America forever tethered to its slaveholding past.