This idea that we shouldn’t talk politics or religion because it’s impolite and just leads to disagreements and arguments is off-putting to me. Yes, that happens, but the opposite can also be true—when we are able to discuss these topics with an open mind, then it can become the foundation needed for understanding people better, especially when we can find the common ground between us. … More “Don’t Talk Politics or Religion” is B.S.
When terrorist attacks occur in Western countries, Westerners can be quick to respond with vitriol and hatred directed at Muslims, whether or not the attack has yet been confirmed carried out by people who identify as Muslim. I don’t know what it was like before September 11, 2001, because I was only 17 then, and … More A Rare Commentary from Me About Vitriol Directed Toward Muslims