The US was founded on an imperfect belief in equality. We have lost much of what we had of that belief, and are overdue for better treatment of everyone, and major changes elsewhere as well. Here are some old lessons to learn again.
No group is superior; no group is inferior. There are many cases in which a group of people has been particularly successful at one thing or another. Mostly this is because of strong cultural habits. Not all Asians are good at math, and there are erudite African-Americans who have no interest in basketball. Natural and permanent superiority has never been demonstrated for any group. There’s just no such thing as a superior race or culture, and those who believe otherwise need to learn why it is so.
It has been often said that justice in a country is best seen in how its poorest are treated. We’ve been…
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