“These challenges and victories of the past decade — and the broader history of the struggle for racial justice in America — illustrate that we must hold fast to the belief that justice is achievable, even when the odds seem impossible and norms are pressure-tested. In those instances, it is especially necessary to push for systemic and institutional reforms to protect and advance civil and human rights. The structural integrity of checks and balances in our government, though strained, allows our nation to withstand the sociopolitical pendulum swings of a young democracy. It is imperative that we continue to demand accountability through these structures to safeguard hard-won progress and to continue to purge the legacies of racism embedded in our constitution.”
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