Is Anti-Catholicism `Acceptable' Bigotry?
Tyree, Sherry, St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)
Bigotry drives me up the wall. In the mid 1960s, fresh from college, I lent a hand at St. Bridget of Erin Church near the old Pruitt-Igoe housing project. In the civil rights era, many St. Louisans came to help.
I came because of bigotry. Anti-black bigotry was everywhere - sometimes crude, sometimes sophisticated and gentle and slippery, sometimes "innocent" - thoughtless, knee-jerk and insensitive. I didn't want to live in a society that yawned in the face of all that.
Fast-forward to 1993. Much has been accomplished and, yes, much remains to be done. One triumph has been the elections and appointments of black Americans to high public office. It's good to look …
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Publication information: Article title: Is Anti-Catholicism `Acceptable' Bigotry?. Contributors: Tyree, Sherry - Author. Newspaper title: St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO). Publication date: September 22, 1993. Page number: 7B. © 2008 St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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