In the midst and aftermath of the destruction caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, I saw a number of comments in social media marveling at how people came together and served each other regardless of race, religion, or any other "us/them" division. Immediately before the hurricanes, the subject of hate was hot and furious in the various media. Then suddenly people weren't talking about it. Something much bigger and much more immediate consumed our attention.
So that left an intriguing question: did the hurricanes wash away the hate?