THE O.J. SIMPSON TRIAL, HIS ACQUITTAL, REACTIONS TO IT AND reactions to the reactions have revealed a racial division in our society more stark than most of us could have ever imagined. The question now is, How can we move forward toward a more fair and neighborly American community?

First and most important, everyone must use every resource to stigmatize racism. The campaign against invidious racial discrimination is one of the most successful reform movements in 20th century American history. Its monuments include Brown v. Board of Education, the civil rights laws of the 1960s and a profound change in the...

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