“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men* are created equal…”
*originally denoted white, male, landowners.
The Land of the Free learned over time that “all men” was more than white, male, landowners. “all men” has grown more inclusive. But, we won’t be the land of the free until “all men” is “all people.”
People of Color.
The question: “But what can *I* do?”
The answer: join the struggle with tangible action.
Call your representatives and demand that gender identity and sexual orientation become protected classes. Or write a letter.
Don’t sit silent when racist or homophobic speech is shared in white or hetero spaces.
Support efforts to reform the criminal justice system and add accountability for police brutality.
You can start, today, ensuring that America behaves as if the Declaration of Independence means what is says: “…Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness” for ALL.