- ("In mid-August the basketball team of Georgetown University, the 'Hoyas', set out on a ten day 'good will tour' of China. They played various Chinese teams in an effort to foster good feelings between the USA and China. The basketball games were a kind of 'visual aid' to accompany vice-president Joe Biden's concurrent visit with Chinese political leaders...")
- A story came to mind from an elderly African-American woman with whom I used to volunteer at an emergency food program in Portland. She told me that when her kids were in high school, they hung out in a racially mixed group of friends. It came time for the prom, and while it wasn't overt, the black kids were being excluded. When this group of friends realized what was happening, the white kids decided they weren't going to go to the prom if their black friends couldn't go. So they all went out together somewhere else on prom night.