Wednesday, February 11, 2009
On this day:

On prejudice

All of us hold certain prejudices - some that are reasonable and some that aren't - but it's only when we act on them unjustly or intemperately that it becomes a problem for others.

The young lady in the CNN story I mentioned two posts back obviously had a prejudice against Southerners. Had she left that unspoken - or had she at least not acted on it - there would be little cause for offense. As it stands, I think she and her sponsors at American University owe the good people of Arab, Alabama a contrite apology.