STAN’S SOAPBOX Let's lay it right on the line. Bigotry and racism are among the deadliest social ills plaguing the world today. But. unlike a team of costumed super- villains. they can't be halted with a punch in the snoot. or a zap from a ray gun. The only way to destroy them is to expose them - to reveal them for the insidious evils they really are. The bigot is an unreasoning hater-one who hates blindly, fanatically. indiso criminately. it his hangvup is black men. he hates ALL black men. If- a redhead once offended him. he hates ALL redheads. If some foreigner beat him to a job, he' 3 down on ALL forelgn- ers. He hates people he's never seen —people he's never known - with equal intensity- with equal venom. Now. we’ re not trying to say it's on“- reasonable for one human being to hug another. But. although anyone has the right to dislike another individual. , it's totally irrational, patently insane to ‘ condemn an entire race—to despise ‘ an entire nation—to vilify an entire religion. Sooner or later, we must learn to judge each other on our own merits. ‘ Sooner or later. it man is ever to. he - worthy of his destiny. we must fill our hearts with tolerance. For then.‘a'iid , only then. will we be truly worthy of the concept that man was created in the image of God — a God who calls. us ALL — His children. Pax et Justitia, Stan.

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