Saturday, June 06, 2020

A Memory of Tolerance

A quick memory of 1968, a time of enormous division. 

I knew most of the people heading the various campaigns on the University of Arizona campus. It was quite a mixture because it was pre-primary season. There were student groups for Eugene McCarthy, Robert Kennedy, Hubert Humphrey, Richard Nixon, Eldridge Cleaver, and George Wallace. 

Now here is a jarring contrast with today's college campuses. Most of the people leading those campaigns knew one another and - get this - they were friendly and got along

Nothing abusive was said. No one would have thought of shouting down or barring a speaker.

The idea was to let people hear opposing sides and make up their own minds.

Yeah, I know. Very strange.

[Update: Wichita State University Tech fails Tolerance 101.]

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