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Racist incident provides teachable moment

Dear Tom Houlihan,I just reread your editorial “Viewpoint” in the May 1 issue of the HF Chronicle and was struck by the box reading HATE HAS NO HOME HERE. That conviction was not shared by the boys who posted pictures of themselves in blackface on a recent Saturday night. If it wasn’t hate, then ignorance/lack of empathy/cruelty. One of the questions posed to the participants at the “Peaceology” community meeting that followed a week later asked: Why isn’t the racism worse? You say in your column, “Diversity works when people of good will . . .

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