What does religion in general, and Christianity in particular, have to do with rights and human rights?
A lot of scientists feel—and I don’t blame them for feeling this—that if we can do this, then we should do it. I don’t think that is necessarily true.
Alexina did not bother to contest the authenticity of the thick paper trail that documented her sale to James White. If the court agreed that she was white, those contracts would automatically be rendered invalid and she would be free.
The open public sphere provides the resources of those identities and values that support liberal democracy, while acknowledging the wounds and blessings of social systems and avoiding the demonization of those with different opinions.