Monday, June 09, 2003

Being white in Danville in the age of civil rights protests

This article points out the trouble with looking at racial attitudes from the 1960s as an indicator of a person's character - there are some good people who believe now what they did not believe then, that racism is morally wrong, and their ability to get past their own ignorance and bigotry is evidence of character.

The civil rights protests in Danville in 1963 are described here, here, here, and here.

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