The Importance Of Law In The Civil Society

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1) Is equality before the law enough to guarantee racial equality? Why or why not?

In the contemporary society, we are promised that everyone, no matter what their gender, race, or religion are, share the same rights in front of the law; nevertheless this is a false statement that failed to recognize the complexity of formulation and the implementation processes of the law as well as the interests that the law-makers lie upon by the law that they made. I am going to draw arguments from Mills, Fanon, and Okin who talked about institutional supremacy and revealed the intrinsic nature of the institutions and law. Meanwhile, I am going to use Locke’s points as my counterargument to start the passage as Locke highly speak the importance of law in the civil society. Through their arguments, we can have a better understand towards the intrinsic problem that behind the seemingly egalitarian law that failed to protect not only racial equality,
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Under this structured and highly coercive rule that based on institutional supremacy, people have a hard time seeking for help when they encounter difficulty in their life. For states have already blocked the tunnel , or have framed their problems to something less important. Fanon in his book the wretched of the earth describes a series of unfair circumstances for people living under the structured supremacy in the colony. He states that when the native is tortured, and his wife is killed or raped, nobody could he complain to, though there are commissions that set up for them to appeal, it means nothing to colonized people. From this scenario, we are able to see that though there are laws, or formal institution that set up specifically to protect their rights and listen to their sorrows, nonetheless without real implementation, people can never expect any equality stands in their

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