After almost a year of study, public meetings, and deliberations, the State Department’s Commission on Unalienable Rights is readying a report for public release. Worries abound on Capitol Hill, in the universities, and among NGOs.
Joe Biden talking about systemic racism on the Fourth of July is pretty outrageous, especially given that he has been in a leadership position in the “system” for 50 years. Also, his main accomplishment was the 1994 crime bill that put more black and brown people in jail for more extended periods.
When Independence Day comes around, we mostly celebrate what we’re free from. The Declaration of Independence proclaimed our freedom from the King, from his abolishing our laws and taxing us without consent.
Hoover Institution fellow Kiron Skinner discusses racism in the U.S., tragically evidenced by the killings of Black men and women at the hands of police and reflected in the disparate impact of Covid-19 on people of color, and why these issues should be addressed as a fundamental issue of human rights, but also as national security issues, and how we can empower civic engagement through revitalized civics education in addressing it.