A decade ago, I was sitting in an upscale Boston restaurant with a group of celebrating newspaper folks. The publisher of a Maine newspaper is an old friend and he had invited me to tag along as his staff celebrated winning top awards in a New England press competition.
Nearby, a table of eight or 10 people were also celebrating. They were young, in their late 20s or early 30s. From what we could hear, they had gone to college together and were meeting that night in something of a small reunion of old friends.
What was striking, however, was the ethnic makeup of that group. Asian, Hispanic, White, Black and everything in-between.
“Isn’t that great!” said my publisher friend as he looked at the group while they shared photos and laughed about their time in college together.
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