This Is What Democracy Looks Like (New York)


I took a brisk two mile march today with I don’t know how many thousands of people protesting the xenophobia of Trump’s ban on immigrants and refugees from “certain” Muslim countries. The march began at Battery Park and worked its way through lower Manhattan to Foley Square, where the courts are. The mood was defiant and good spirited. “Racists out and refugees in,” is “what democracy looks like.” The most piercing statement was the one etched under the pediment of the courthouse concerning “the true administration of justice” and “good government.”

About zjb

Zachary Braiterman is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University. His specialization is modern Jewish thought and philosophical aesthetics.
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