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2 o Racism interferes with how we define someone as a person. o We now have a system that incarcerates African Americans twice as long as whites who are charged with identical crimes. o In some cases, white suspects are literally allowed to get away with murder. o Even in 2014 this continues as Jordan Davis a 17 year old African American was killed by Michael Dunn a white male whom was not even convicted of murder. Racism

3 o 1973 Roe V Wade case legalizing abortion, giving woman rights to their bodies o Many still argue, who should control the genetic destiny of mankind o Decline in Abortion Clinics in U.S o Are women treated equally as “a person” of the United States? Reproductive Rights

4 o 2014 : Freddie Hall v. Florida - What IQ level determines full responsibility for crimes? - In FL, it is a result of o Should standard law apply to mentally handicapped criminals? o Is the death penalty “cruel and unusual punishment” under the 8 th amendment? o Who receives “personhood-plus” or lesser personhood in American culture? IQ and the Death Penalty

5 o An ongoing argument in American thinking o Democratic argument is the “ceaseless agitation” that produces the “true advantages of democracy.” -Alexis de Tocqueville o Legal, political, and societal action evolve the argument and its results.


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