2 February 2007 | annboudreaux
Avoiding taking a action does not protect you from the problem.
Showed there was some risk of retribution if you are among the first to protest bigotry. That is, the first people to put up "no hate" signs were themselves made targets. Ed Begley's character was portrayed as very smooth. What he said seemed reasonable to appeal to people who were unemployed and who were not out and out bigots. The fact that it was based on a true story gave it credibility that a community can come together to fight a problem. Same thing could apply to combat street gangs or drug dealers in your neighborhood. The fact that the grandmother pulled back because her granddaughter had changed her religion is the same thing that happens when a child comes out as a homosexual in many cases.