We are all to blame

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The quote that Stephanie chose from Flannery O’Connor short story “The Displaced Person” stood out to me when I was reading it too.  Stephanie’s blog made it very clear that this type of thing is still going on today.  But not only that, the passage she picked really spreads the guilt for genocide onto all of us—in this specific instance, the Holocaust.  It is easy for us to blame it all on the Germans and Hitler, but considering Mrs. Shortley’s opinions, it seems the thought-pattern spread by Hitler was very prevalent elsewhere, even in the United States.  It is hard for me to imagine that people think that way (as I mentioned in my previous blog entry), but obviously people did and continue to be afraid of people who are different, whether the difference is in skin color, nationality, language, or something else.    

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