T-shirts with the slogan “Liberty and Justice for all” were sold this week by a group of friends on campus to promote equality among students.
Student Dayra Garza claims the idea for the shirts arose when a racist comment from a Trump supporter made her friend cry, so students who bought the t-shirts were encouraged to wear them around Baylor’s campus on President-elect Donald Trump’s Inauguration Day.
According to Garza, her favourite teacher offered to sponsor 160 t-shirts to support her campaign, and also advised her to donate the profits to charity RAICES, Refugee and Immigrant Centre for Education and Legal Services, which, according to its website, is a non-profit agency that promotes justice by providing free and low-cost legal services to undeserved immigrant children, families and refugees.
Garza said her friends helped her to sell the t-shirts and many strangers helped spread the word through social media. The shirts were sold for a price of $12 each and only about 40 shirts remained to be sold.
Garza explains that the words “FOR ALL” are emphasised in uppercase to remind people that even Americans from marginalized groups have a voice in the United States.