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Isolation and Segregation Make Us Stupid. Integration and Belonging Make Us Smart

Mr. Casey, my high school English teacher, was fond of proclaiming,“From suffering alone comes wisdom.” There seems to be plenty of suffering around, but wisdom seems insufficiently distributed to protect our nation from the alarming triple threats to our democracy from escalating authoritarianism, inequality and divisiveness. I wonder: What is it that turns the banality of […]

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Which Side Are You On?

There have always been two Americas. One is shameful and the other is admirable. Now, every citizen needs to decide: In which America do you want to live? For which will you take a stand? We have been the America that stole land from and exterminated Native Americans. We have been the America that limited […]

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