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PREJUDICE

COMBATING BIGOTRY & HATE
This is the way of all prejudice. The attacker conjures up his own demons, and then projects them onto some undeserving class of his fellows, inviting others to join the fictional fray.
INCLUSION & RESPECT
It has been said many times in many ways that it’s hard to hate up close.
COMBATING BIGOTRY & HATE
This month we are reminded of the importance of Hispanics, how far they and we have progressed from the dark days of Columbus and the conquistadors. We are reminded that enough is indeed enough and that the time is now to learn from their cultures, their experience and their history—for by learning about them, we can’t help but learn more about ourselves.
COMBATING BIGOTRY & HATE
Here’s how it shakes out: Really nice, friendly, intelligent, helpful, communicative people: 34. The people I was afraid of: 0.
TOLERANCE
But the only “knowledge” I had came from a “news” story about the marriage ceremony. I had never personally visited the church, read anything about it, or even met anyone who was a member.
COMBATING BIGOTRY & HATE
Nearly a thousand years ago a great army besieged a castle. Day after day, the army bombarded it with great boulders and flaming arrows. All roads and footpaths into and out from the castle were cut off, and the hidden underground tunnel had been found and filled with mortar and tar.
TOLERANCE
Astounding but true! According to multiple studies, upwards of 12 million Americans, or 4 percent of the population, believe that the world is secretly run by shape-shifting lizards from outer space! That’s more than the total population of U.S. Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists and Mormons, and millions more than the 4-8 million estimated U.S. Jewish population.
TOLERANCE
"Prejudice" is actually a hyphenate: "Pre-Judge." Or, to put a further spin on it, “premature judging.” It’s not a new thought, but how in the world can I make a judgement on who you are or whether I approve of you (or people like you) if I don’t know you.
TOLERANCE
We were either going to see a magnificent astronomical event or—more likely—we were going to end up as bloody roadkill on the side of High Valley Road before we even had a chance to see the eclipse.
COMBATING BIGOTRY & HATE
I propose a word that would serve to make a distinction between common, garden-variety bigots and those who are prejudiced towards spiritual practices. How about “spigot?”