The answers are multiple and varied, but seem to come back to the general concept that fear and ignorance breed hate and contempt.
I have had my own experiences with racism, both subtle and overt. One of my goals in life is to keep my kids from being exposed to this kind of hatred during their lifetimes. I'm sure others feel the same... so what to do? Where can our money go to have a positive effect?
It turns out the folks at the Southern Poverty Law Center have been fighting the good fight for longer than I have been alive. We have made a financial contribution to the SPLC and arge going to start looking for activities here in Columbus for our family to take part in. I encourage everyone to do the same.
This is our country, regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation or anything else. Our differences are what make us stronger.