Monday, May 17, 2004


NPR had two interesting stories this afternoon. I found it quite fitting that they should be done within a half hour of each other. The first was the school segregation case while the second concerned gay marriage. The reactions to the events were amazing -- letters written to President Eisenhower were especially moving and disturbing (extreme racism highlighting the end of society as we know it versus wonderful optimism on how it was a positive step in achieving equality); the reactions to gay marriage were across the spectrum as well: joyous celebration by people who finally get to make a commitment to one another and their community versus the "end of the world", civilization is falling apart, we have no morals crowd.

I always hesitated comparing the two "groups", however, the one thing they have in common are those closed minded people who hate them for who they are.

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