“When a person places the proper value on freedom, there is nothing under the sun that he will not do to acquire that freedom..” -Malcolm X
The Fugitive Slave Law of 1850 forced all citizens, regardless of their beliefs, to assist in the capture of runaway slaves. It severely increased the penalty for assisting in an escape, and further subjected enslaved people from political injustice. From there an ideological revolution began. A refusal to obey unjust laws forced upon people became more prominent in societies. Civil disobedience emerged in the black community at an extraordinary rate. Today the Black Lives Matter movement continues its pursuit of change. They strive to change inequalities in the justice system. To change racism in every form. To bring themselves freedom. Here at Mozaic we stand with the black community and the Black Lives Matter movement. When Syrians look to America they see a better future, and as we aim to bring that to them, we are passionate about making America safer. We will do our best to uphold these ideals because we believe in freedom.
By Zakaria Zeini