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A miasma of hate descends upon Massachusetts schools

Reading MA 11/13/18 Father Lambert Nieme a priest at Saint Agnes Parish listening during a town select meeting discussing issues of racist graffiti found around town at Reading Memorial High School, Performing Arts Center. (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

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More than divided, we’re fractured and broken — and pouring from every fissure is hatred based on race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and gender identity. And it has taken root in American schools.

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