No wall. (And we'll end the ban soon, too.)
This all started with a bad idea: that a wall was necessary to stop an invasion.
But there was no alternative given. We just called it what it was: a bad idea.
We desperately need a new narrative or we'll be relegated to a lifetime of putting out racist fires.
We can do both. We've spent 2 years researching how one hate movement, the anti-immigrant movement, was nurtured.
I have a few suggestions to get us going.
2. Think of a society where people's backgrounds are not just tolerated, they are embraced, melded into one's identity.
4. Speak truth to power. Complacency is what allows bad ideas to take root. Call out the bad idea generators, and starve them of oxygen.
5. Show up for other communities. Pick at least one.