Sometimes people in power advocate hatred to manipulate people for their own political benefit. It’s possible to overcome political manipulation by thinking critically about who benefits from one group being encouraged to hate another.
Children are not born with an understanding of stereotypes or prejudiced attitudes. They learn values and beliefs from their family, peers, teachers, the media, and others around them. People learn to hold negative ideas and attitudes to other people as they interact with others. In other words, people are taught to hate.
- Which groups are you taught to hate in your society?
- Who benefits from making people hate each other?