From tragedy, a sense of community

Published: Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 10:56 AM.

In a sense, maybe, they also sought a kind of redemption from the callous bigotry so awfully on display last Monday, to provide a testament that Butler did not reflect the values of this community, that the community carries intolerance to his thinking, his hatred of skin tones.

On some level, Butler’s words and deeds diminished us all.

A community’s response to those words and deeds offered a pathway back to the high road.

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