You often hear it said, of some political or other opportunist, that he would sell his own grandmother if it would suit his interests. But you seldom, if ever, see this notorious transaction actually being performed …..
Then there’s Lionel Chetwynd:
….. the teaching opportunity I hoped you would evoke ….. (was) not explaining Wrightâ€™s outrage to me, but explaining his outrageousness to him. Thatâ€™s how weâ€™ll reach the postracial era: by no longer justifying ourselves with what was, instead speaking to what now exists. Not deny the past, but recognize thatâ€™s what it is: past.
Do read, and save, the whole things.