Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Stolen

Unlike the United States, some nations cannot readily hide the sins of the past under the cloak of nostalgia for some revised and imaginary history. I shudder while reading that story and then listening to the hateful rhetoric of partisans in America.

I know that it could happen here for the simple fact that it has happened here. We are not so far removed from our shameful national legacies as we like to think we are.

The United States is a great nation, but its greatness lies in overcoming the sins of our shared past, and addressing the legacies of those sins with justice. There is still much work to be done.

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