Mindless mayhem is the repercussion when a group of predators smell blood. Tune in to Shark Week and see. But group-mentality viciousness isn't limited to a single species.
Caucasian members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter at the University of Oklahoma were videoed chanting racial slurs and their words had teeth. The bite marks were felt on the backs of the African American community and, maybe to some extent, all those living day-to-day in the minority.
If these expelled students are lucky, the longest-lasting scars may just be on their own tongues and psyches.
In his Wednesday apology, Levi Pettit said he never thought of himself as a racist. And therein lies the rub: He was. Whether he will continue to be is up to him. And that's true for all of us. Our treatment of the people that cross our paths and our thoughts is rooted in free will. It's a choice.