In America, the promise of equal treatment under the law is not supposed to be some lofty objective that we hope to achieve one day. Equality was declared some 236 years ago to be a self-evident truth and one of the basic founding principles of a new nation — despite the existence of slavery and decidedly unequal rights for women at the time.
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Robin Frazer Clark of Atlanta is president of the State Bar of Georgia