We saw a white, Catholic, Republican federal judge murdered on his way to greet a Democratic woman, member of Congress, who was his friend and was Jewish. Her life was saved initially by a 20-year-old Mexican-American college student, who saved her, and eventually by a Korean-American combat surgeon…And then it was all eulogized and explained by our African-American president.

Mark Shields quotes historian Allen Ginsberg on PBS NewsHour.

[via newshour]

(via beingblog)

As much as our society has broken down, defined ourselves by, and given the race issue a great deal of thought….this is a really remarkable summary of the Arizona tragedy.

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