We’re going to hear much much more about it before things calm down and a few of those more narrow-minded people out there move on to other things. It’s in the news again, and will continue to be: people and small communities turning against coloreds, against LGBT, against whatever is different. It’s impossible to get around personal prejudice, no matter what may be hoped for, no matter what comes into the education system. Most prejudices begin at home, are ingrained practically from birth, and will rarely be exorcised.
Good, however, to see people answering back to the – often – rabid accusations and abuse in a calm and civilised manner. An argument is half won if you don’t need to shout, stamp your feet, hold your breath, swear or threaten with violence. Or when you can use the same argument that the accuser is using:
I wonder whether the conversation will continue, or has the accuser seen the error of his ways?
Love & Kisses, Viki.