A Southern governor fends off calls for his resignation after admitting his role in a 35 year-old racist yearbook stunt, and days later, a Hollywood A-List actor takes almost as much heat for owning up to racist sentiments some forty years in his past. One man acted, the other one fantasized, and in many quarters, it seems, both men are being held to equal account.
Is this reaction fair, or wise? Are certain emotions too vile to acknowledge, even in a spirit of contrition? If Yes, when, and what other escapes from the hell of our 'hates' remain open to us?
We need to talk about it - don’t we? - at Night Kitchen.