The legal system can force open doors, and, sometimes, even knock down walls, but it cannot build bridges. That job belongs to you and me. We can run from each other, but we cannot escape each other. We will only attain freedom if we learn to appreciate what is different and muster the courage to discover what is fundamentally the same. Take a chance, won’t you? Knock down the fences that divide. Tear apart the walls that imprison. Reach out; freedom lies just on the other side.
– U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall (1908-1993)
You can honor Justice Marshall’s legacy and expressed wish above by implementing some of the ideas listed in Teaching Tolerance: Notes from the Front Line article cited below.
Source: Teachers College Record Volume 95 Number 3, 1994, p. 337-368
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