Nelson Mandela

Love and non-violent resistance are our best weapons against hate

Love and non-violent resistance are our best weapons against hate

I’ve been struggling for days with how to properly hold all the thoughts and emotions swirling around the disgusting displays of hatred, violence, intolerance and racism in Charlottesville last weekend — compounded by our president’s failure to properly condemn the domestic terror of the white supremacists and his complete incompetence at soothing our nation’s collective broken heart or providing any semblance of leadership that teaches how we can move beyond these dark times.

But what makes our nation so amazing is that its people will always rise to the occasion. Wednesday, the parents of Heather Heyer, who was killed Saturday while protesting against white supremacists, gave us...