It was best said by Spike Lee in the best movie about race ever made, it is not so much about laws as it is about doing the right thing. BTW, I could not rent the movie when it came out in 1989 because both my local video stores told me they will not carry racist movies.
Trump has a spin on this too, to no matter what always do the wrong thing. Perhaps that will be the title of the coming Trump biography for the history books. DO THE WRONG THING.