Read the following quote from Economics Professor Dr. Walter E. Williams’ book All It Takes Is Guts: “…How does something immoral, when done privately, become moral when it is done collectively? Furthermore, does legality establish morality? Slavery was legal; apartheid is legal; Stalinist, Nazi, and Maoist purges were legal. Clearly, the fact of legality does not justify these crimes. Legality, alone, cannot be the talisman of moral people…”

Discuss a current situation where you believe that something legal is immoral or unethical. You might include tweets, links to articles, photos… to help us understand the context of your post. What about this law or the application of this law do you find to be immoral or unethical? Why do you believe this law exists? You might also discuss sociological theories (e.g. symbolic interactionism (why different people may view the same law in different ways), conflict theory (e.g. does one category of people use the law to benefit at other peoples’ expense?


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