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By M. Alison Kibler

A drunken Irish maid slips and falls. A grasping Jewish pawnbroker lures his lady worker into prostitution. An African American guy leers at a white girl. those and different, related photos seemed largely on levels and monitors throughout the USA in the course of the early 20th century. during this provocative research, M. Alison Kibler uncovers, for the 1st time, robust and concurrent campaigns by means of Irish, Jewish and African americans opposed to racial ridicule in pop culture on the flip of the 20 th century. Censoring Racial Ridicule explores how Irish, Jewish, and African American teams of the period resisted damaging representations in pop culture by means of lobbying backstage, boycotting specific acts, and staging theater riots. Kibler demonstrates that those teams' strategies developed and diverged over the years, with a few carrying on with to pursue highway protest whereas others sought redress via new censorship laws.

Exploring the connection among loose expression, democracy, and equality in the USA, Kibler indicates that the Irish, Jewish, and African American campaigns opposed to racial ridicule are on the roots of up to date debates over hate speech.

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