This singular accident, by a strange confluence of emotions in him, was felt as the sharpest sting of all.
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The confluence of race and sex was a powerful force in dismantling Reconstruction after the Civil War, sustaining Jim Crow laws for a century and fueling divisive racial politics throughout the twentieth century In the aftermath of slavery, the creation of a system of racial hierarchy and segregation was largely designed to prevent intimate relationships like Walter and Karen’s—relationships that were, in fact, legally prohibited by "anti-miscegenation statutes" (the word miscegenationů
Bryan Stevenson -- Just Mercy
In both crash number one and number three there was a confluence of mechanical problems and mistaken action by the pilot.