As a father, David Westwood has found that life isn't so complicated when deciding on the very basics of life that need to be taught to our children. For Westwood, one of those basics is that we must learn self-respect before we can gain respect for others.
Long-time NAACP Executive Secretary and civil rights activist Walter White was inspired by his parents as well as Jesus and Gandhi to believe in upholding moral principles and committing to human equality.
Musicologist Marian Wilson Kimber felt socially isolated when she lived in southern Mississippi – until she found a spot where she could bond with her neighbors. Now living in Iowa, Kimber yearns for a place that offers that same convivial atmosphere.
Therapist Robin Mize comes from a mixed family: most are conservative and some are liberal. Despite their political differences, though, they are bound by love for each other. Mize believes it’s important for all of us to be able to peaceably disagree.
When faced with racial tensions at a new high school, Madhukar Rao relied not on physical strength but his inquisitive mind to defuse the situation. Now working as an engineer, Mr. Rao still finds that asking simple questions can yield surprising results.
By all outward appearances, Joshua Yuchasz is a regular teenager. But his classmates still tease him about the thing that makes him different. Yuchasz believes it’s our differences that deserve respect.