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LIBERTY: Rights & Tolerance | June 25, 2002


An E-Mail to a Democratic National Committee Member

...the racism thing is really sad. I know a lot of otherwise good, God-fearing, law-abiding, typically suburban citizens...who will never (or rarely) come right out and say something racist, but it's just simmering under the surface, and seems to eventually make its way into just about any conversation.

My late mother used to say that most of the problems in the world, from international relations to personal relations, were caused by "insecurity". And this pathological insistence on putting yourself up by putting someone else down, on the basis of race or religion or however "the pecking order" is established, is just some twisted form of contagious mental illness.

But it's not as acceptable or as fashionable as it once was, so I guess progress is being made. Sigh.

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