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The need to be mean to people who are different than you, especially those who can’t fight back unless the judicial system steps in on their behalf, seems deeply seeded in the human psyche. Sometimes, sadly, religion is used as justification for that urge.
Other times, religion, with its underlying admonition to be kind, provides another rationalization. It gives people who are kind at heart the social cover to be kind in deed, without being dismissed as weak or naive.
George Pyle, a Tribune editorial writer, evaluates potential employees, and employers, by how they treat the waitress.
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