Boston Strong: Understanding Hatred, Confronting Intolerance, Eliminating Inequality

6 Pages Posted: 16 Apr 2014

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Jason Gillmer

Gonzaga University - School of Law

Date Written: December 13, 2013

Abstract

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.

Suggested Citation

Gillmer, Jason, Boston Strong: Understanding Hatred, Confronting Intolerance, Eliminating Inequality (December 13, 2013). Gonzaga Law Review, Vol. 49, No. 1, 2013/14; Gonzaga University School of Law Research Paper No. 2014-6. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2425346

Jason Gillmer (Contact Author)

Gonzaga University - School of Law ( email )

721 N. Cincinnati Street
Spokane, WA 99220-3528
United States

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