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Most people would find it bizarre to speak of tolerating blonds. For whatever reason, hair color has not been a basis of tribal identity or group politics in our culture; the concept of tolerance is never invoked in this context because there is too obviously nothing to tolerate. In a rational culture, the same would be true of race, ethnicity, and the like.
--David Kelley

Facts & Myths about the Underground Railroad

Much of what people commonly hear and believe about the Underground Railroad is based on myths and false information. How much do you know about the Underground Railroad? Decide whether each statement below is true… or false.

The Underground Railroad was actually a narrow dirt road that freedom-seeking slaves walked along to reach Canada.

True False


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