Re: The not so good side to narghile smoking, part 1
Hajo is right -- that's a dangerous mindset you've got there, merkaba. Blacks would still be enslaved if, of all people, even the virtuous were defeatist enough to discourage the pursuit of emancipation simply because it meant confronting some trouble.
Maybe next time the guy will get caught. Or maybe Hajo will break his jaw 8) But what's more important is that the whole conflict brings to the surface the prejudices and preconceptions that are the root of the problem. They're not immutable, you know... and they won't just go away if we avoid them.