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What Does Saving the World Look Like?

February 16, 2010

A Northern college student involved in the civil rights struggle in the early ’60s recalled how the bubble burst on her youthful idealism. When she arrived in Alabama, she fully expected bigoted residents to listen to her well-reasoned argument about the evils of racism and enthusiastically thank her for enlightening them about their misguided ways; word would spread and racism in the deep south would cease to exist.

That’s what being young is all about. You have the courage and the daring to think that you can make a difference.
Ruby Dee

Forty years later, she marvels at her naivete and innocence. But who knows? Perhaps she (more…)