Women may have cause

After reading the article in The Herald on reparations for African Americans, I’m in strong support of those attorney’s who are researching the possibility of a class-action lawsuit against, our federal government, state and local governments, companies, and individuals who have helped to deprive these citizens of their natural rights (“Civil rights lawyers will seek reparations for blacks in U.S.,” news story, Nov. 5). But along with this legal and moral reparation movement, I suggest a group of barrister’s research the possibility of making a case for a women’s reparation class-action lawsuit.

Why not bring forward the idea that the federal government, state and local governments, companies and individuals owe a debt to all the women of our country, since it was these governmental entities, companies or individuals that have consistently deprived this group of their full American citizenship? This gender group has been deprived of equal justice and treatment throughout our society. There is substantial proof that this group has had a long history of being systemically discriminated against by our county and local governments as well as by individuals and companies and isn’t it time that our women receive reparations for their history of injustices?

Mill Creek

Instructor in the Law and Justice Department

Central Washington University

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