The Search for COMMON GROUND eps. iii The Boogeyman Theory

Tonight’s episode of Common Ground in The Neighborhood. Tonight’s question is: have any of your views changed in a positive way about a demographic different than you? You can note a specific experience or in general, based on acquired knowledge?

The Neighborhood

Goodnight. Don’t let the boogeyman bite. – Kate Danley, Maggie for Hire

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from San Diego, 
Slightly Stoopid with No Cocaine

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1692, Salem Massachusetts

In 1692, the town of Salem, Massachusetts was overwhelmed from one of the most infamous cases of mass hysteria in recorded history. Pinpointing the exact cause, leading to such a bewildering effect, is a task that historians still debate. A family feud, a beggar woman, pirates, and an unsanctioned government, seem to have set the stage, in what would become an out of control, game of death. The first domino fell when four young girls became violently ill. Rather than investigating the nature of the outbreak, or questioning a possible ruse (one of the sick girls was a part of the family, feuding with the family of one of the accused), instead they would buy into The Boogeyman Theory, which led to the arrest of…

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