Bass: The law says you have the right to hold a nigger, but begging the law’s
pardon… it lies. Is everything right because the law allows it?
Suppose they’d pass a law taking away your liberty and making you a
Edwin Epps: Ha!
Edwin Epps: That ain’t a supposable case.
Bass: Because the law states that your liberties are undeniable? Because
society deems it so? Laws change. Social systems crumble. Universal
truths are constant. It is a fact, it is a plain fact that what is true
and right is true and right for all. White and black alike.