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Use Your Imagination [VIDEO]

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The video below is from the Anti-Defamation League:

Take just 80 seconds of your time to watch this powerful video, which imagines a world without racism, homophobia or anti-Semitism – a world in which the hate violence that took the lives of Martin Luther King Jr., Anne Frank, Daniel Pearl, Matthew Shepard and others did not happen. Imagine what these individuals could have continued to contribute to society if bigotry, hate and extremism had not cut their lives tragically short.

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3 Responses to Use Your Imagination [VIDEO]

  1. Cujo359 March 23, 2013 at 3:02 am #

    Just add up the opportunity cost and you can see the tragedy of bigotry. There’s the opportunity cost of the lives cut short, plus the lives spent in a counter-productive effort to make the world in their image.

    • Joyce Arnold March 23, 2013 at 8:51 am #

      That’s a very interesting way to critique this whole thing, the “costs of bigotry.” Those include financial, of course, but go way beyond that, as you make clear. And I’m glad you mention the costs of lives spent in an “effort to make the world in their image.” .

      • Cujo359 March 24, 2013 at 5:15 am #

        I think when you’ve been an engineer for a while you learn to think that way. And yes, it’s not just financial. Economics isn’t just about money, it’s about producing the things we need from the things we have. Some of its concepts apply to just about everything people do, to some degree.

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