An Open Letter For Congress : A Address The Issue Of Systematic Oppression And Race Relations Essay

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An Open Letter to Congress: A Call to Address the Issue of Systematic Oppression and Race Relations in America. We the people imbued by God with the very same inalienable rights afforded the family of humanity will no longer remain silent. We join in chorus to herald an anthem demanding long awaited change. On the heels of the recently concluded presidential election our nation has seen a staggering increase in hate crimes. The re emergence of oppressive practices, emboldened violence, and blatant bias against segments of the population threatens the fundamental constitutional premise that guarantees freedom, liberty, and justice for all. We call on Congress to do more to protect the rights of all it 's citizens, including: Provide a forum to discuss legislative change that will foster racial and economic equality. (Congressional Hearing) Re examine, and make attempts to remedy the institutional mechanisms that have historically benefited from the machinery of prejudice. Truth To Power (TTP) and the undersigned implore you, our elected representatives, to act expeditiously and justly regarding this matter that for too long has etched away at the moral foundation and ethical integrity of our beloved nation. Sincerely, Jovan Rattray During the historic 1963 March on Washington Dr. Martin Luther King Jr echoed the profound refrain "the fierce urgency of now." The genius of his oratory aptitude, unbridled passion, and the undeniable potency of Kings message of hope

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