There are some fundamental requirements in United States jurisprudence. There are some things we just do not do as a matter of fundamental due process. One of those things we do not do is ask minors to make important legal decisions. Yet, that is exactly the slippery slope upon which the Trump administration has embarked.

Words have meaning.  If a person uses a racial slur and an otherwise inexplicable adverse personnel action occurs, then we may have pretty good circumstantial evidence of racial discrimintion.  So, what is a racial slur?  One candidate for the Texas Senate seat, Chris Mapp, said "wetbacks" should be shot.  Mr. Mapp hails from Port O’Connor,