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Studies In Relative Morality: College v. High School


By: Mike McDaniel   In recently discussing the aphorism: “all that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing,” with my students, I recounted the tragedy of Kitty Genevose, the young New York City Woman, who, on March 13, 1964, was stabbed to death outside her apartment building. The commonly known narrative is likely inaccurate to one degree or another, but the point was that despite knowing what was happening, no one took affirmative action to help Genevose. My classes of 16-17 year-old Texas teenagers were aghast. To a boy and girl, they affirmed that if that happened in Texas, the first person–including them–to lay sights on a killer would blow them out of their socks, then they’d call the police after helping the victim.

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