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Cody. Twenty-one. California.
I take myself too seriously. I laugh at inappropriate times.
I don't claim ownership unless otherwise stated
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Frequently, in the textbooks and classrooms, we are told that America is a ‘society of laws, not of men,’ the implication being, of course, that laws operate impartially and objectively, irrespective of race or other particular differences. This is completely inconsistent with reality. Law is the agent of those in political power; it is the product of those powerful enough to define right and wrong and to have that definition legitimized by ‘law.’

—Stokely Carmichael and Charles V. Hamilton, Black Power: The Politics of Liberation in America

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