>> Thursday, March 4, 2010
I'm a little disheartened that my experiment to move away from divisiveness has gone so poorly. I have to admit I'm surprised.
I know there are people who are much more concerned with what someone is rather than who, who confuse a label with a personality or assume the worst about any diverse group that bears a particular label, whether that's atheist or Christian or Islam, whether that's homosexual or conservative, whether that's liberal or immigrant, whether that's black or female, fat or poor. I thought most of us could see past the label. Perhaps I was wrong.
I don't know about you, but I very much fear that my earlier predictions for this country are going to be wildly optimistic if this isn't an issue we can overcome.