Boston Strong: Understanding Hatred, Confronting Intolerance, Eliminating Inequality
6 Pages Posted: 16 Apr 2014
Date Written: December 13, 2013
This essay ties together the author’s experience at the Boston Marathon bombing with a three-day, multi-disciplinary conference on hatred, intolerance, and inequality, less than a week later. The author draws on his own sense of helplessness and fear to provide context for discussions surrounding notions of “othering,” bias, and devaluation. The essay culminates by emphasizing the creative and innovative work individuals and groups are doing to pursue justice and find solutions for marginalized and disadvantaged persons.
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