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How Easily We Become What We Hate

Chief U.S. Marshal James McShane (left) and Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, John Doar (right) of the Justice Department, escorting James Meredith to class at Ole Miss.

Chief U.S. Marshal James McShane (left) and Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, John Doar (right) of the Justice Department, escorting James Meredith to class at Ole Miss.

I know it’s not as simple as all of that.  I know that there are nuances to the transformation; distinctions spurred by current events, gradations brought about by fear.  Yet, when I read what’s happening at the Claremont Colleges in Southern California, where African-American students are boldly asking for POC-only spaces and POC-only housing, I can’t help but wonder exactly what they see is different from the manner that they’re acting and the way whites discriminated against blacks in the past.     Continue reading

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