Arthur Silber writes of the gang-rape case in Richmond, California. You are unlikely to find such passion, eloquence and meaning in any other story about this case, and its implications. I won’t excerpt Silber’s essay here, because I think you should read the entire piece. I will only print his conclusion:

But, many people will say, this is monstrous. We must teach these children that such behavior is deeply wrong, and that they must change. To all such people, I reply: Then change yourselves. Change your values, and change the way you think and act. Children will see those changes, and their own behavior will alter accordingly in time.

Change yourselves. Start today. Start right now.

Again, I urge you to read the entire piece, and see the careful, powerful arguments that lead to this conclusion

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