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David Horsey

Young civil rights heroes of the '60s should be a model for today's protesters

Young civil rights heroes of the '60s should be a model for today's protesters

The cartoon that accompanies this column is a deliberate but good-humored provocation meant to lure student activists into a discussion of what is important and not important, what is central and what is peripheral to their cause.

Let me first stipulate that I believe racism remains a deeply rooted problem in our country, even if its expression now comes more frequently from ignorance than from overt hatred. Women remain targets of sexual assault and gender bias. Micro-aggressions, too, are a pervasive phenomenon that can wear at the spirit of even the most talented and motivated young person who comes from a disadvantaged background. Those stipulations will disappoint folks who saw...

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