Shribman

As we approach this Fourth of July, we — the heirs to the Declaration of Independence — are engaged in nationwide introspection on the nature of “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” nearly two and a half centuries after those seven words became an uplifting shorthand for the American creed.

In the wake of the police killings in Minneapolis and Atlanta, and with a surge of support for new protections and equal opportunities for Black Americans, people across the country are examining their own communities, their own practices, their own beliefs and their own hearts. 

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