You will search in vain in the Constitution of the United States … for that word ‘white,’ it is not there … The omission of this word — this phrase of caste — from our national charter, was not accidental, but intentional.
John Bingham, the father of the Fourteenth Amendment, helped put a guarantee of individual equality into the U.S. Constitution.
The jury - it matters. Whether you show up as a senator or a slacker, you know what? You’re given the same rights and the same responsibilities. Right there in the jury room, it’s all leveled. It’s all there. What you do on the outside doesn’t matter. What matters is, you’re a citizen.
Andrew Guthrie Ferguson, author of Why Jury Duty Matters