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Thank you for a clear apology, Joan. I would ask for one last thing--that you yourself speak to him and anyone else that you encounter who expresses any kind of bigotry. We have to remember that bystanders carry far more power than those who are being attacked. This is true on the playground, and it's true in the grownup world. These uncomfortable conversations and moments pay off drastically. They make you a hero. Our world desperately needs this kind of heroes-- and it's something we all can do. We all can be heroes.
And I am never offended by a civil exchange of ideas with people who listen and discuss things.
Thank you, Marcia. Your response brought a big smile. We make change little by little, person by person. And we can do this.