I Will Not Withhold Compassion

I Will Not Withhold Compassion

This was first published May 22, 2021

I believe in the transformative power of reaching across divides, of engaging with others by granting them basic dignity and meeting people where they are.

The power of humanizing one another is great, and while we won’t win everyone who is committed to bigotry and violence, I think the idea that we are somehow obligated to withhold compassion from people who hold bigoted views as a performance of our commitment to justice is deeply flawed.I’m not going to sacrifice my integrity to try and prove somet

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