walk against hate.


yesterday we took a walk against hate

my daughter, granddaughter, colleagues, friends, students, families, strangers

all for the same reason.

“no one is born hating another person

because of the color of his skin, or his background, or religion.

people must learn to hate,

and if they can learn to hate,

they can be taught to love,

for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”

-nelson mandela

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  1. I would be so in on participating in this walk. Thanks to you and your family for letting your voices be heard. After watching the first installment of Ken Burns’ documentary on the Holocaust last evening, your positive actions resonate. I highly recommend the documentary. It’s so revealing and unfortunately relatable to today.

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  2. As the song in “South Pacific” said:

    “You’ve got to be taught
    To hate and fear
    You’ve got to be taught
    From year to year
    It’s got to be drummed
    In your dear little ear
    You’ve got to be carefully taught”

    We must teach love and respect instead. I can’t think of a better way than a community walk.

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  3. You and I are on the same page with this. Since I taught for many years, this subject has often crossed my mind. When I taught 2nd grade, I never saw one example of hate because of skin color, ethnicity, religion, etc. Not that they don’t have fights and disagreements, but their spats never surround those topics. By the time they’re in 5th and 6th grade (two grades I taught a lot during my career), they are much more aware of differences. This includes wealth, color, and a variety of other differences. It’s obviously learned behavior.

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  4. My ADD is getting out of hand here. I read a post, hit like and my mind wanders off leaving the page open and the comment not typed. I had very prejudiced parents because they learned to be that way. I looked around and decided that just didn’t work for me. I guess my children decided my way worked for them too. Hate is such a waste of energy. It helps no one.

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