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Oklahoma senator blames hateful rhetoric for teens harassing Native American

Posted On: Jan 20, 2019   |   Posted By: Politico

The actions of a group of teenage Trump supporters who harassed a Native American veteran in Washington this weekend are the result of an uptick in hateful rhetoric that has creeped into the public discourse, said Sen. James Lankford. “The key issue that I would say is in our culture for whatever reason, in our current culture, whether it's on social media or at events, I see people trying to stop hate with more hate,” the Oklahoma Republican said Sunday during an interview with host Martha Raddatz on ABC's “This Week.” “That doesn't help us as a culture,” he said. “If there's anything we should have learned from Martin Luther King Jr. is hate doesn't drive out hate, only love drives out hate.” King, whose federal holiday will be observed Monday, famously preached in a 1957 sermon: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."
“To respond back with love and compassion to people rather than driving out hatred would help us in our social media...

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