Stanford’s New ‘Harmful Word List’ Is Right Out Of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Playbook From 50-Years-Ago

Demonstrators rally at the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on April 23, 2019, to protest a proposal to add a citizenship question in the 2020 Census. - In March 2018, US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced he was going to reintroduce for the 2020 census a question on citizenship abandoned more than 60 years ago. The decision sparked an uproar among Democrats and defenders of migrants -- who have come under repeated attack from an administration that has made clamping down on illegal migration a hallmark as President Donald Trump seeks re-election in 2020. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP)        (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • This attempt to control the conversation is nothing new. As mentioned, “RBG” as she is affectionately known by her fans, co-authored a book on the topic in 1977 titled “Sex Bias in the U.S. Code.”
  • Thanks to one classic newsletter from conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly in 1993, Americans were warned that RBG’s radical views would be a detriment to the nation as she was being nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court by President Bill Clinton.
  • “How does it happen that a Supreme Court nominee whose only experience in private law practice was seven years as general counsel to the ACLU came to be praised by almost everyone as a ‘moderate’ and a ‘centrist’?” the mother-turned-activist said in “The Phyllis Schlafly Report” for July 1993.

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