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Re: “Racial Tensions Boil Over at Berkeley High

Things like this--"It seems normal inside my group and I don't know why everyone is so upset" happen a lot. It occurs in everything from this issue, to people saying, "Oh my God!" The truth is that you have no control over the reactions of those around you, and when saying something that is known to be offensive to some, you have to accept that you will offend people and that some of them will never tell you that you offended them. This can at times have unfortunate implications for your future success. At least these guys were lucky enough to get feedback from someone that they offended. May they be evolved enough to get a lesson from it. I wish the N word would die out in everyone's culture. It has too much emotional baggage and will cause pain--you can't get around that.

Posted by Patrick Horgan on 06/18/2009 at 12:28 PM

Re: “Free Rick Stevens

I knew Rick for years in prison. Soft spoken, polite, warm, he reached out to those in need. He never sang secular songs at all. It was like a Cat Stevens sort of thing. He only used his gift for the Lord. I worked for the Catholic Chaplain and Rick worked for the Protestant Chaplain. I've been out now for almost four years and it deeply sorrows me that Rick and other lifers who I knew, good men all, are turned down over and over at parole hearings in spite of doing all and more that could be expected of them. My prayers are with them.

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Posted by Patrick Horgan on 11/24/2007 at 12:05 AM

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