Tyler Guarneri’s essay—“Love and Hate in Appalachia”—as a capstone essay for our WR 150 seminar, is as deeply researched and meticulously documented as it is gracefully argued and intelligently arranged. In this legal analysis, Tyler capably anticipates readers’ needs. He knows what the reader needs to know, and he timely iterates and reiterates key aspects of the legal cases and the intricate scholarly arguments comprising his substantial body of evidence. This courageous and judicious analysis enables the author to hold fast to his critical perspective even as he dispassionately argues for the expressive rights of those who hold discriminatory and bigoted views.
— BRADLEY QUEEN