13 July, 2014
What a Muslim American Said to Defend His Patriotism - Conor Friedersdorf - The Atlantic
What a Muslim American Said to Defend His Patriotism - Conor Friedersdorf - The Atlantic: Gill correctly perceives that we'll all know what he means when he invokes the characteristics he possesses that would seem to make him less suspicious. The fact that most people internalize these judgments to some degree illustrates how chilling effects work: Americans, especially those who belong to minority groups, formulate a sense of what speech and actions will cast suspicion on or away from them. The mere existence of surveillance thus changes behavior that is constitutionally protected and in many cases civically valuable. This is a significant cost that I've yet to see any national-security official acknowledge.