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On Dec. 11, Lonnie Ali and Daniel Lubetzky co-wrote a letter to students offering a pathway for transcending hateful "us vs. them" stances and siding with humanity.

To all those caught in the crossfire of hate and division on college campuses, who want to replace polarization with problem solving, we see you and stand with you.

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10 Ways to Side With Humanity by Lonnie Ali & Daniel Lubetkzy

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It helps, not hurts, your cause to empathize with the pain of the other side.

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You cannot advance social justice if you tolerate hate in any form.

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To effectively solve problems, you must understand the other side's thinking.

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Absolutist solutions condemn everyone to endless suffering.

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Alliances are necessary for conflict to end.

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To get the full story, pop your social media bubble.

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To stay grounded and well, avoid social media when you can.

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Make curiosity, compassion, and courage part of your daily routine.

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When engaging in DEI initiatives, learn the lesson deeply.

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Muster the courage to transform moderation into BUILDING.

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