Speaking Out for Human Rights

I know how easy it is to overlook the persecution of others when your own rights and freedoms are not in jeopardy. I grew up in south Georgia within a legally segregated society, and to the extent that I or my elders felt any responsibility at all for the status of my black playmates, the "separate but equal" ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court seemed sufficient. As a child, I rode a bus to school each day with the other white students, while the black children walked, and never gave a thought to the...

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