Michael Romain’s “My short reaction to Roe” [News Commentary, May 4], dissolved some cobwebs in my brain that had been growing there since my freshman year at Chicago Teachers College North. The Northwest Side of Chicago where I lived certainly didn’t appear to be a petri dish incubating a lifelong desire for a more just society. I could never quite understand the mixture that began that growth. Then Romain’s microscope brought some clarity. In 1963 we had to take a course that featured Gordon Allport’s, The Nature of Prejudice. And so began a journey that led me in 1971 to become part of a group determined to stop block-by-block segregation. Oak Park was the place to stage that fight. I still live in that house. Thanks for the memories, Michael.

Pat Healey PhD
Oak Park

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