Tolerance has always troubled me. Wherein lies the authority for any person, government, organization. church or other to tolerate another?
Tolerance is inert, non-action. Should we not be taking action — not just to break down obvious barriers but to understand that it is not for anyone one of us to “tolerate” but for each of us to de-construct the system. Today we have new tools, yet untested. What would Dr. Martin Luther King do with these tools? And what should we be doing to move beyond mere tolerance .
Tolerance warms the heart; it doesn’t unravel the many steps yet to be taken.