In 1787, the US Constitutional Convention argued the question of whether to count slaves within the populations of states when calculating each state’s representation in the House of Representatives. Slave-owning states wanted the extra representation that came from counting slaves, other states were opposed, and the eventual compromise counted a slave as three fifths of a person. Slavery is gone, but the idea that some people are worth less than others still lingers in hearts and minds.
This simple and striking message asserts that everyone, whatever their race or other attributes, is five fifths of a person, and rejects any compromise on that principle.
This thick cotton t-shirt is comfortable, soft, and its tubular construction means it’s less fitted.
• 100% ring-spun cotton (heather colors contain polyester)
• Fabric weight: 4.5 oz (153 g/m2)
• Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
• Double stitched sleeves and bottom hem
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