Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

What does immutable mean in this quote? What is the significance of this quote?

¨To be accused is to be convicted, and to be convicted is to be punished; the one always follwing the other with immutable certainty.¨

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Immutable means unchanging over time or unable to be changed. In this context, Douglass is saying that a black man accused of something means he is convicted. He does not have the right to defend himself. If accused, he is always convicted and punished regardless of the truth.