“There’s a room, uh, with twenty-five white guys in it -- they run a Fortune 500 company… The, uh, men in the room see each other as, uh, whatever they might see each other as -- competitors, equals, allies. Some of the guys are good men, some bad; some are dysfunctional mutts like most of us… Some couldn’t imagine harmin anyone because of, uh, gender, color, through job opportunity, discrimination: some would find discrimination, uh, somewhat wrong; some not so wrong; some wouldn’t give a shit; some would discriminate as policy… Outside of the room there’s a brown lady, a black man -- uh, a Chinese lady, a Mexican man, a Russian lady -- no matter how the people outside the room see the people inside the room, they might see a room for white men only…” (posted earlier)
“There is good in the world, simple, uh, complex, dysfunctional -- perfect and not perfect. I'm related to outlaws that lived in America during the 1930s. They were bank robbers and horse thieves, uh, not er, ah, Gardai, uh, and priests, like my family in Ireland. I like to believe that if the O'Brien boys had come across a Klan lynchin they would have risked all, includin their lives to have stopped it: Good isn't perfect…” (I had some help with the dialogue/ posted earlier)
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