Law Day reminds us that we must continue to fight inequality in all its forms
Tuesday, August 06, 2013
- Organization: ABAJournal
- Source: California
In every town and every city across the United States, Americans pursue the dream of freedom and equality—despite unrelenting obstacles.
In small towns like Shelbyville, Tenn., immigrants from Somalia struggle to find a home in the traditional South. In cities like Washington, D.C., domestic workers are forced to work 12-14 hours a day—cooking, cleaning and caring for children—with no compensation. In workplaces across America, women working side by side with men earn 77 cents to every dollar that men earn.
The grim reality is that despite years of efforts to eliminate inequalities, bias persists against people of color, against women, against individuals with disabilities and against the LGBT community.
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