Happy Independence Day to our American readers!
It is easy for race-conscious Americans to become cynical about July 4th, which is now an occasion for celebrating an egalitarian civil religion fabricated from a misinterpreted line in the Declaration of Independence, “. . . all men are created equal . . . ,” sometimes paired with a line from Martin Luther King, Jr., the last person on earth who wanted to be judged by the content of his character. (more…)