Progressive Spirit:Stand Your Ground: America's Love Affair with Lethal Self-Defense 
Series: Title: Sub-title:
Progressive Spirit  Stand Your Ground: America's Love Affair with Lethal Self-Defense  The History of America's Stand Your Ground Culture 
Producer: Program type: Broadcast Restrictions:
John Shuck  Weekly Program  For non-profit use only. 
Summary: Featured speakers/guests:
The good citizen defends his castle. Punks, thieves, thugs, and rapists dont stand a chance against a 44 Magnum in the hands of the good guy who stands his ground.

That is the myth.

The reality is that Americas love affair with guns and lethal self-defense has not made America safer, just more violent and more afraid.

Harvard Professor Caroline Light explores the development of the American right to self-defense and reveals how the original duty to retreat from threat was transformed into a selective right to kill.

In her book, "Stand Your Ground: A History of Americas Love Affair with Lethal Self-Defense," Professor Light traces white Americas attachment to racialized, lethal self-defense by unearthing its complex legal and social histories"from the original castle laws of the 1600s, which gave white men the right to protect their homes, to the brutal lynching of criminal Black bodies during the Jim Crow era and the radicalization of the NRA as it transitioned from a sporting organization to one of our countrys most powerful lobbying forces.

Unlike the mythology of Dirty Harry and redemptive violence, Americas stand your ground culture and laws that accompany it do not protect the vulnerable against Mr. Stranger Danger. Just the opposite.

Professor Light exposes a history hidden in plain sight, showing how violent self-defense has been legalized for the most privileged and used as a weapon against the most vulnerable.
Harvard Professor, Caroline Light 
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Webb Wilder, "Scattergun" - About Time, Landslide Records, 2005

Tom Petty, "I Won't Back Down" - Full Moon Fever, MCA Records, 1989  
History | Governance / Law | Police Brutality | Gun Lobby | Racism | African-American  
Version 1: PS 69 Stand Your Ground  
Total Length (HH:MM:SS)
54 minutes Broadcast Ready 
Transcript, Announcer Script Location Recorded Release Date Language
View Script  KBOO Portland  06-16-2017  English 
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File Info
progressivespirit  160Kbps mp3 (61.8MB) Stereo 
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