A revolution of empathy needs to begin in our individual homes. The expression of compassion, acceptance, and the capability to show empathy needs to become the foundation for raising children surrounded by intolerance.
Home environments where a child can feel secure in expressing their curiosity about different races, religions, or lifestyles has to be created and secured. It’s a process which can have everlasting, positive effects on the generations to come.
A child should be able to have their questions about different cultures and lifestyles answered in a manner that does not include disgust, rejection, or tones of absolute judgement. This is where it all begins. In the home. The seeds of empathy for other human beings are planted in the living rooms, bedrooms, and kitchens across this nation and world.