Ashes of despair, now a rising hope
from Boston Globe
They came because they wanted to show that love can have more force than hate, that good can triumph over evil. What was once a heap of ash and mangled steel, a symbol of racist vitriol, is slowly rising into what these volunteers hope will be a beacon of justice. "I feel people forget that racism is still a problem in our country," said Charli Lighty, 24, who flew in from California to lend a hand. "This is my way of saying that what happened here is not OK and that no matter how many times people tear things down, people like us will be here to build it right back up again."
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