Contributor Perspectives

The Danger of Judging by Appearance and the Power of Reaching Out

Charles Glass
Board of Contributors
Apr 17, 2019 | 16:22 GMT
Craig Stephen Hicks is shown here in court on Feb. 11, 2015, the day after authorities say he fatally shot three Muslim college students in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Craig Stephen Hicks is shown here during his first court appearance on Feb. 11, 2015. He is expected to go on trial this summer, more than four years after he was charged with killing three Muslim college students in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, on Feb. 10, 2015.

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They call themselves the OWGs, Old White Guys. The oldest is 78, the youngest 65. Their profile fits the pundits' picture of Trump voters: white, Christian and born before the Vietnam War. Their home is Raleigh, North Carolina, in the old Confederacy, which allegedly breeds bigots. But these white senior citizens are doing more than the police or social services to oppose the bigotry that breeds violence between races and religions. It started with three murders on their doorstep....

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