Do not sit idly by

“We may never change the minds of people who send pipe bombs, but we can stop them from influencing others,” writes Deborah Lipstadt, a professor of Holocaust studies at Emory University, in the November 12, 2018, issue of Time magazine.

“This year, at Thanksgiving dinner, when your curmudgeon uncle or successful cousin (not all haters are old and ornery) begins to rant about Jews, blacks, Muslims and LGBTQs who are running this country, do not sit idly by. Challenge them. Do so not to change their minds but to reach others who are listening and learning. Silence is an imprimatur for hate and prejudice.”