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A large man was standing in the aisle on a northbound Ravenswood train, pontificating to a seated thin man. "And I think the personification of the problem is what's happening in the inner city. And that can't be solved until you believe in Jesus."

"What if I don't agree with you?" said the thin man. "Is that prejudice?"

"Not necessarily. But you've got to believe in Jesus!"

"What if I don't really like your shirt? Is that prejudice?"

"Well...that's different. My wife makes me wear this shirt."

--Christopher F. Carfi

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