After the recent Zimmerman trial and verdict, I’ve been seeing comments like the post title popping up. Seems some folks want us to do this, yet again.
The United States of America is alleged to be a nation of laws, not men. As such, not only is racial discrimination prohibited, but justice is supposed to be blind.
If that is so, then why is categorizing folks racially exist on all government forms and applications? I can see it as an identifier, e.g. John Jones the White guy versus John Jones the Black guy, or John Jones the Pacific Islander. Especially is one is already convicted of something.
But why else?
Because in spite of the National and State Constitutions, and the vast body of laws and protections afforded to all, the government wants to keep the battle going.
Because if we are fighting amongst ourselves, we will be paying less attention to Congress and the President making laws exempting themselves from laws they enact. And laws that keep eroding our rights even further.
Add the media focus on the Kardashians, Justin Bieber, and some recently-born British prince, and we will be ignorant of the fundamental transformation the President promised us if elected.
See, he’s keeping at least one promise.