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The Washington Post’s Amy B Wang writes about Molly Spence Sahebjami, a Seattle mother who started a Facebook group called “Dear President Trump: Letters from Kids About Kindness” in an effort to teach her child and others about the positives in the election.
“The idea? To have children write letters to President-elect Donald Trump ‘about the importance of being kind to other people, even if they’re different than you are,’ according to a description on the group’s Facebook page,” Wang writes.
“Children ‘don’t know anything about the issues, like manufacturing jobs,’ she [Sahebjami] said in a phone interview with The Washington Post. ‘But they know — at least where I live, it’s really prevalent [for kids] to say, ‘Oh, he’s the mean one.’
The idea started with her own son, a kindergarten student who said he was concerned about things Trump had said about Muslims, because the family has relatives of Iranian descent,” Wang writes.
NPR’s national desk correspondent Jeff Brady writes, “it’s not often you get a chance to come face-to-face with that person who made a nasty comment about you on Facebook. But one interviewee from our Kitchen Table Seriesgot a chance to do that.
Jamie Ruppert of White Haven, Pa. was featured in a story that aired in January.
She’s a swing voter and like much of Luzerne County, where she lives, Ruppert switched from voting Democratic in the past to casting her ballot for Trump in 2016.
When the story was posted on NPR’s Facebook page it received more than 6000 comments. The underlying theme from Rupper’s critics was that she had been duped into voting from Trump.
We reached out to 10 people on Facebook who posted nasty comments directed at Ruppert. Only two responded. One of them happens to live in the next county over from Ruppert.”
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness. Only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate. Only love can do that. — Martin Luther King Jr.”
The saying is a fitting tribute to three young Muslims whose lives were cut short by a Chapel Hill gunman two years ago Friday (Feb. 10), and it graces the Light House Project, a new community center and incubator for faith-based social entrepreneurship dedicated in their memory last week.”
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