Not Everyone's Happy About Waleed's 'Send Forgiveness Viral' Campaign

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    Not Everyone's Happy About Waleed's 'Send Forgiveness Viral' Campaign

    And they're saying so on Twitter.
    20/07/2016 8:28 AM AEST | Updated 3 hours ago

    • Josh Butler Acting Politics Editor, HuffPost Australia

    Waleed Aly did another of his 'Something We Should Talk About' segments on The Project on Tuesday, focusing on how Australia responds to racist comments, and as usual, lots of people are saying he nailed it.

    Aly said that we should stop "encouraging the inertia of outrage" around such incidents -- such as Sonia Kruger's call to stop Muslim migration to Australia -- and instead respond with understanding.

    "We can react emotionally and carelessly with little genuine critical thought. Or we can do something that's much more difficult than that," Aly said.
    "When we're presented with something that we perceive to be an outrageous opinion, we can consider what motivated that person and try to understand their fear and then empathise with how they came to that conclusion."
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