Article of the day: 10 ways to work against hate in your community

Article of the day: the Southern Poverty Law Center’s list of 10 practical ways to fight hate in your community is a must-read.

All over the country people are fighting hate, standing up to promote tolerance and inclusion. More often than not, when hate flares up, good people rise up against it — often in greater numbers and with stronger voices.

This guide sets out 10 principles for fighting hate, along with a collection of inspiring stories of people who worked to push hate out of their communities.

Whether you need a crash course to deal with an upcoming white-power rally, a primer on the media or a long-range plan to promote tolerance in your community, you will find practical advice, timely examples and helpful resources in this guide. The steps outlined here have been tested in scores of communities across the nation by a wide range of human rights, faith and civic organizations.

Our experience shows that one person, acting from conscience and love, is able to neutralize bigotry. Imagine, then, what an entire community, working together, might do

Action of the day: sign the SPLC’s petition against Steve Bannon

Sign the Southern Poverty Law Center’s petition calling for Steve Bannon to be removed from Donald J. Trump’s transition team. As the chairman of Breitbart news, Bannon “aggressively pushed stories against immigrants, supported linking minorities to terrorism and crime,” and developed the site into a leading platform for white supremacy.