The nonviolent approach does not immediately change the heart of the oppressor. It first does something to the hearts and souls of those committed to it. It gives them new self-respect; it calls up resources of strength and courage they did not know they had. --Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Harlem Hate Crime Victim: I'm Feeling Gratitude

Harlem Hate Crime Victim: I'm Feeling Gratitude

Oct 7, 2013-- "People keep asking me what it feels like to have been assaulted in a hate crime. Honestly, I can't come up with a better response than simply 'gratitude.' I'm thankful for a few reasons. If they had attacked me any more violently, I may not be awake right now to tell my story. If they had attacked me even half an hour earlier, they would have harmed my wife and one-year-old son. [...] My wife and I plan to raise our son in this same Harlem neighborhood, and I can't help but see the kids who assaulted me as somehow linked to him. ... My hope is that our family continues to be a part of this neighborhood, from visiting parks and playgrounds to building relationships through our work." Prabhjot Singh, an assistant professor at Columbia University, shares a powerful reflection. (24760 reads)


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