was passed and provisions and additions have been made up until 1966. This is important because this is a time that wasn’t too long ago, where we have to fight for basic rights. Originally, the 14th amendment was described as only for the “colored race” but is now used to secure the rights and freedoms for all Americans. It took years for things that we consider to be basic rights to be actually said so by the law. And even so ,not everyone enjoys these basics and still is fighting for them.
We see this fight for equality today in people fighting for gay marriage, the protection of trans people, the fight for black lives matter, and it the fight to end police brutality. These are things that are current and happening in front of us, these are acts of discrimination. Police shootings are the result of racist beliefs still lingering within the U.S. and the injustice of these police never being punished is the result of out unjust and still white dominated legal and judiciary system. All of this connects to our discussions of political representation and the gap between the races. Minorities groups are underrepresented and have to fight harder to have their voices heard and make changes to better their lives. Being equal is hard when you always seen as the inferior, being equal is impossible when the government shows its nation that they still see certain persons as inferior. There is an ongoing battle within our nation for universal freedom.
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