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condone
used in Black Like Me

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Definition
accept without criticism; or approve of
  • Did their silence condone the lynching?
condone = allow (bad behavior) without taking a stand against it
  • By keeping "peaceful" in this instance, we end up consenting to the destruction of all peace—for so long as we condone injustice by a small but powerful group, we condone the destruction of all social stability, all real peace, all trust in man's good intentions toward his fellow man.
  • By keeping "peaceful" in this instance, we end up consenting to the destruction of all peace—for so long as we condone injustice by a small but powerful group, we condone the destruction of all social stability, all real peace, all trust in man's good intentions toward his fellow man.
  • When Father John Coffield became a public figure because he went into voluntary exile from his diocese in protest against the racial injustices condoned there, he was accepted into the Chicago archdiocese.

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