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One of my favorite poets, Edna St. Vincent Millay, wrote a poem titled “Justice Denied in Massachusetts,” in response to the Sacco and Vanzetti conviction. Whether they were guilty or not, many people believed they were innocent.
Throughout history, writers have written to change what they believe is unjust. As a feminist in a nation ruled by men, I have sought to right wrongs. I won’t be content until we have a qualified woman President.
I was horrified by what I considered an unjust decision in the fictional To Kill a Mockingbird and in real-life cases such as that of Trayvon Martin’s killer. To paraphrase an old adage, I chose the pen as my sword.
I celebrate not having to right a wrong this Thanksgiving. I am thankful because I can believe in the American justice system. A jury of three men’s peers made a just decision, disregarding skin color. We will have parades, not riots in the streets today, and I won’t have to write a protest poem. Woohoo!
What are you thankful for this year?
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