What can I do?
Genocide is overwhelming to think about. For most, it is easy to think, "What can I do about genocide? I'm just one person." However, there is something you can do. The answer is in how you interact with the people in your own community. People are able to justify perpetrating genocide because they categorize people different than themselves as "others" or less human. By getting to know your neighbors and treating them with respect, we believe it becomes harder to consider people different than you as less human. By expanding our understanding of our neighbors, it becomes harder for the idea of genocide as a solution to take hold. Ultimately, it is up to each of us as individuals to reject language and actions that seek to classify people as less than human and instead adopt inclusive attitudes to build relationships with people different than ourselves.
"Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world." --Desmond Tutu