Resisting Hate Crime Discourse: Queer and Intersectional Challenges to Neoliberal Hate Crime Laws

  title={Resisting Hate Crime Discourse: Queer and Intersectional Challenges to Neoliberal Hate Crime Laws},
  author={Doug Meyer},
  journal={Critical Criminology},
  • Doug Meyer
  • Published 2014
  • Law, Sociology
  • Critical Criminology
Hate crime laws have reinforced neoliberalism by expanding police and prosecutorial power, adding to the rapid expansion of incarcerated populations. Further, hate crime discourse associates anti-queer violence with notions of “stranger danger,” and thereby reproduces problematic race and social class politics in which an innocent, implicitly middle-class, person is suddenly and randomly attacked by a hateful, implicitly low-income, person. Thus, the author argues that queer and intersectional… 

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