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'I refuse to accept hatred as a new standard for political discourse'

Mar 03, 2019 - Chicago Sun-Times

I will be among the first to concede that even with shared objectives, legitimate policy differences exist among well-meaning legislators, advocates and citizens. Sadly, these distinctions are sometimes overshadowed by negative, hostile and divisive rhetoric.

Instead of attempting to reconcile these differences, some resort to fearmongering and making misguided pronouncements dripping with racist rhetoric. This reality was driven home for me recently when my family was near the scene of ...