A recent tweet from Barack Obama’s Twitter account featured a quote from Nelson Mandela: “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion … People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love … For love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.” That Tweet now holds the record for the most “Liked” tweet of all time with 2.723 million times as of Tuesday evening (8/15/17).
For insight into how one might learn to hate, here is a video that features highlights of the PBS documentary “A Class Divided” which describes an exercise conducted by Jane Elliott in 1968 after the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. (h/t Annie Lane)
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