“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.” -Thomas Jefferson America was founded upon an unprecedented notion of equality. Regrettably, the initial legal definition of such a progressively-rooted value proved, in time, to be discriminatory in both terminology and practice. Perhaps principal authors, like Thomas Jefferson, of the
According to the NAACP, “whites started lynching because they felt it was necessary to protect white women.” In the late nineteenth century, an allegation of rape routinely proved to be an indictment unequivocally punishable by way of a twisted form of vigilante justice. The newly opened National Memorial for Peace and Justice is the first museum in the U.S. dedicated solely to ensuring that the thousands of black lives lost to postbellum lynching matter today.
The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that a part of President Trump’s infamous travel ban would be enacted as a means for national security, hindering the entrance of citizens from six Muslim-dominated countries who lack a “bona fide relationship with any person or entity in the United States.” The travel ban, originally proposed in January and revised in March after immense disapproval, is meant to restrict travel from six Muslim-dominant countries, including Iran, Libya, Somalia,