But make no mistake: Systematic injustice exists in America. We often rationalize or deny this with a two-step mental maneuver: First, we assume (in cases where it’s not already obvious) that victims are Bad People. Second, we void the rights of Bad People so that whatever happened to them, we cannot say that it was in fact unjust. And thus, we maintain the national myth and relieve ourselves of any concern for the victims of injustice.
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