View Full Version : Sen. Rand Paul: Break Down the Wall That Separates Us From the ‘Other America’

01-19-2015, 08:18 AM

We need to notice and be aware of the injustices embedded in our criminal justice system.

In his 1967 address to Stanford University, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke of two Americas. He described them as, “two starkly different American experiences that exist side by side.”

In one America, people experienced “the opportunity of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness in all its dimensions.” In the other America, people experienced a “daily ugliness” that dashes hope and leaves only “the fatigue of despair.”

The uneasy coexistence of the two Americas is brought to bear by the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown.

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