The Awesomest Sentence I Read Today

I've been reading Carl Sagan's The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark, and in the very last chapter he is optimistic about people's ability to realize when they've made mistakes and change their opinions accordingly. He lists as an example Hugo Black, who in his youth was a member of the Ku Klux Klan and terrorized black folks, just like you would expect a member of the klan. Later in life, Black (isn't that the most ironic last name for a KKK member???) became a Supreme Court Justice and was one of the leaders in the decisions that affirmed the civil rights of all Americans. Sagan recounts what used to be said of Black:
When he was a young man, he dressed up in white robes and scared black folks; when he got older, he dressed up in black robes and scared white folks.
How freaking awesome is that?
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