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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

DeRay McKesson

Civil rights activist DeRay McKesson spoke at school today.  Over my time here we've had Senators, Chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Congressmen, renowned physicists and other important figures.

But this was really special.  McKesson did a masterful job of provoking thought without provoking emotion - beyond outrage at how minorities are treated and policed in this country.

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