Tolerance is good

In the movie Men of Honor, Cuba Gooding Jr.’s character turns to Michael Rappaport’s stuttering character and asks “aren’t you leaving, too?” after every other cadet walks out of the barracks when told they’d have to bunk with a black man.  He responds, “I’m from Wisconsin.”

I recall talking about the civil rights movement in grad school and how involved students from the University of Wisconsin were, but this story of the 20 Most Tolerant States explains the response to Gooding’s question quite well.   I’ll never be in the majority.  And I’ve been on the sharp end of intolerance more than once. Tolerance is good. So for the rest of this NFL season. . . go Packers.

– Jose Mallabo

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