Doing the Right Thing Means Ignoring Detraction

Students at the Wilcox County High School in Georgia are organizing to end the practice of segregated proms at their school district. The Governor of Georgia, Nathan Deal, dismissed their efforts:

This is a leftist front group for the state Democratic party and we’re not going to lend a hand to their silly publicity stunt.

I’ve been realizing of late that this is an unavoidable aspect of doing the right thing. If you will do the right thing, you’ll do it in the face of people like Nathan Deal telling you that you’re doing the opposite. You’ll simply have to know well enough to ignore him, which will only enrage him further. But that’s how it goes. 

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