At the foundation of the United States of America as a nation lies a self-evident truth. The founding fathers stated at the beginning of the Declaration of Independence in 1776 : “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
In 1863, Abraham Lincoln made this statement the cornerstone of his famous Gettysburg Address, one of the most inspirational speeches in American History about national purpose.
Recently, peer-reviewed scientific articles have demonstrated that this unalienable right at the foundation of our nation is endangered at many levels. In key areas of our lives such as healthcare, education, the justice system, research has proven that implicit racial bias often interferes with the equal judgment, treatment and protection that every citizen is entitled to.