"We need to have a natural curiosity about people and the more we know about people, the more we KNOW about people."
"What we think about Africans, what we think about Black Americans, what we think about Muslims...it's all been indoctrinated. Right? It's all been pushed into our psyche about each other, and it's usually wrong."
Definition of indoctrinate: to teach (someone) to fully accept the ideas, opinions, and beliefs of a particular group and to not consider other ideas, opinions, and beliefs
"The thing you allows want to understand here is, what are the ingredients? Right? What is allowing this to fester? What is the underlying cause of these crimes? And I think certainly, one of the big elements is ignorance...it's an ignorance from not knowing."
"The more we get to know each other, the more we kind of understand each other, understand our cultural differences and respect them, then there's less of a hateful environment."
Special guest: Markette Sheppard, Author, "What is Light"