Dharun Ravi Goes to Jail

Anti-gay sentiment lies deep within many, perhaps most, of us, as does an atavistic urge to denigrate and exclude out-group members. The fact that this may be our hardwiring — evolved from a time when we lived in tribes of 50 to 100 closely related individuals — in no way justifies indulging those impulses, but it does remind us that we have to fight against them rather than pretending they don’t exist and acting like those who exhibit our darker side are outliers. …

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