It seems lately that our world has become more confrontational, more problematic, and more self-centered than ever before. I’m not one to follow along with the news, mainly because the negativity overwhelms me and influences my mood; however, that doesn’t mean I am completely blind to the many different controversies going on in our nation. Whether it is same-sex marriage, the confederate flag, political parties, religious beliefs/rights, etc., someone always wants to be offended and someone always wants to hate.
To me, this hatred is built off of a foundation of ignorance, a strong base that begins with a lack of education in terms of both academics and experience. It also develops when individuals and communities resist the acceptance of growth and diversity, when they try to be and see only one thing in the picture rather than the picture as a whole.
“The problem with stereotypes is not that…
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