- Instead of judging (asking questions why and seeing the bad), show empathy for the people carrying out these xenophobic acts, remember hurt people hurt people. It’s only by thinking and, if possible, showing people love that they will change and reconsider what they are doing or intend to do.
- Encourage those you meet, remember the spirit of ‘ubuntu’ and ask yourself if you intend to be part of the solution or part of the problem. If you intend to stay neutral you are simply part of the problem. Even if you are encouraging your family you are being part of the solution. It’s time for you to be the leader of your family. Yes, if you reading this, then you are the leader responsible for carrying this message to your family and every person you meet – regardless of your age.
- This may seem insignificant, but thinking kind thoughts contribute to the social consciousness making things better. Turn your thoughts into deeds and loving actions towards your family, and those you meet. Judging will only add to the negativity of the consciousness, so we should be consciously responsible with our thoughts and actions.
This is how we, as active citizens, can say #NoToXenophobia