Jessica Gooding-I don't see the American flag as a representation of freedom

Jessica Gooding, an LPS student majoring in History, wrote an op-ed in the Daily Pennsylvania on race in America.

"Ideas around race in the United States have always been extremely unfair. This nation was built on a system of capitalism that was generated by Black bodies. We subconsciously know the political, social, and systemic issues that uphold racism, but they often go ignored because they are deeply rooted in every aspect of America's lengthy social contract. The power of racism in the United States has recently inspired protests across the nation and around the world. Americans are hurting. Black people are exhausted. Things need to change. "

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