11 August 2011

Favorite Quote, III

We know our world by learning about difference. What is the word we often use? Tolerance. Is that a positive notion? Not really. 'For the time being, I will tolerate you?' I'm against that concept. It means difference is a threat. Difference is a blessing and you don't tolerate a blessing. You embrace it.

— Mohammad Mahallati, presidential scholar in Islamic studies at Oberlin College

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