Thursday, September 20, 2018 |
Department: Parting Shot —
Topic: Race —
Together at Last
A Longstanding Racial Injustice & a Revolutionary Act of Grace
by John Stonestreet
March 6, 2017, marked the 160th anniversary of the Supreme Court's infamous Dred Scott decision. Dred Scott v. Sanford, along with Plessy v. Ferguson (which enshrined the principle of "separate but equal") and Roe v. Wade, form a kind of unholy trinity of Supreme Court rulings which legally declared entire classes of people non-persons.
Yet this infamous decision recently became the occasion for a remarkable act of grace.
First, some historical background: For . . .
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