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From BoingBoing.net: “Difference is a blessing, not a challenge. We define ourselves by knowing other people. We know our world by...

“Difference is a blessing, not a challenge. We define ourselves by knowing other people. We know our world by learning about difference. What is the word we often use? Tolerance. Is that a positive notion? Not really. ‘For the time being, I will tolerate you’? I’m against that concept. It means difference is a threat. Difference is a blessing and you don’t tolerate a blessing. You embrace it.”

Islamic scholar Mohammad Mahallati of Oberlin College in BoingBoing.net

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