I was raised to believe...

...all people should be treated fairly;

That your neighbor's religion is his own business;

That freedom of speech doesn't include being downright hateful;

and that you should always help folk in need, whether they speak a different language than you or wear a kandura and ghutrah.

My old grandpa would always say, "Our differences are the spice of life. Shunning those differences is like eating Mac & Cheese without fish sticks and canned green beans."

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