Tolerance: “The willingness to accept behaviour and beliefs that are different from your own.” Events in Charlottesville, Virginia, are a stark reminder that such acceptance remains a distant reality.
How did we get here? It’s 2017, yet media headlines around the world are dominated by hate-fueled “incidents.”
Certainly, social media has played an enabling role insofar as providing an outlet for extremist commentary. But the steady rise of political warfare continues to fan those flames.
Now, more than ever, the world needs to learn from leaders who harness diversity as a unifying force. The UAE has much to offer.