Javert’s Ethnicity


This is a very long post that I suspect no one will read,
but which I’m going to post anyway because I need to get this off my chest.
People have been biting each other’s head off over Javert’s ethnicity, and the
more arguments I see, the more my heart breaks.

If you do decide to read on and find that you don’t like the historical and cultural context I’m providing, don’t take it out on me. I come in peace,
bearing the flag of rationality as best I can. I’m not defending a particular view and I don’t care about being right, but I do care about helping people base their arguments on proper context. Because the world is not as clear-cut as Javert wanted to believe.

That is all this is: context. After that, the decision is yours.

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