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Basic Black | Episode | Rap Lyrics, Free Speech and Criminalization

California is the first state to prevent courts from criminalizing Black and Brown artistic expression, after passing Assembly Bill 2799—also known as the Decriminalizing Artistic Expression Act. We discuss how prosecutors are using rap lyrics against people of color, how this new law protects the free speech of artists of color, and prohibits racial bias within the criminal justice system.

S2022 E4 | 0:26:46 | AIRED: 10/29/2022 |
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