In a court of justice, it is beneath any character to aim at victory and triumph: Truth, and truth alone is to be sought after.
—Samuel Adams, writing as ‘VINDEX’, Boston Gazette, 21 January 1771
Stacy McCain on Racism. ‘Social Justice’, and true Justice:
…Racism exists. No one denies this, but the question is whether the Permanent Crusade for Social Justice should have the power to define the meaning of our existence. For me, and perhaps for a lot of people my age, the Clarence Thomas hearings, the Rodney King case, the L.A. riots and the O.J. Simpson acquittal made me take a long, hard look at the nature of race relations in America. It seemed, by the mid-1990s, three decades after the triumph of the Civil Rights movement, that the fundamental reality had changed so much that the Sixties-era template — i.e., fighting racial injustice on behalf of innocent…
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