All it does is shout at the symptoms. That’s not how we heal wounds. Just shouting at hate won’t heal racism.
That doesn’t mean just looking virtuous in times of trouble, or denying one’s own past at last. It means getting to work.
We have to make connections.
If we take the time to actually get to know someone, we end up finding out they’re human beings worthy of respect. Just like you and me.
Just like we don’t judge the good people of our great city on the misguided actions of a few angry lone wolves.
That’s the spirit of community right there.
So here’s my call:
Talk. Share. Educate.
It’s not an overnight fix, nothing worthwhile building ever is.
But the only chance we have to make things better is to connect.
The opposite of hate isn’t love.