Too often, people develop a viewpoint about a group or individual that is over-simplified, unfair, discriminatory or just flat-out false. These ideals are adopted as truth after exposure from family members, religious groups, friends and the increasingly-ubiquitous media. When the message received is one of hate or fear, the consequences are negative and far-reaching.
Education and exposure are key to combating this default-to-hate model that is the fuel behind some of the most severe injustices to human rights today.
I want to intrigue, excite and stimulate minds in a manner that is both respectful and thought-provoking, pushing people to question their own prejudices and the reasons/causes that led them to adopt such beliefs. Fighting and attacking hate-based principles only causes those who hold them to hold onto them more tightly and leads to opposing groups yelling at one another with neither actually listening.
It's time to stop the lecturing and start having a conversation. Fight the ignorance, not the ignorant.