I’m going to add my opinion then dip.
Personally, I think people should treat people as the person they are, not tie everyone into groups.
A shooter targeting a group, does not mean that shooter speaks for the rest of the world.
A person who doesn’t choose to help a minority group doesn’t make them racist/sexist/or any other type of thing. For all we no, they probably wouldn’t choose to help fight for people of their own group/race/whatever they associate with.
From what I’ve seen (My experience) People have enough going on in their own lives, raising families, dealing with their own problems, to go far out of their way to fight for every single group that wants it, and to call them any sort of names or tie them to any groups because they do not actively fight for them, is wrong.
Me personally, I do not care if someone is gay, lesbian, straight, trans, black, white, Asian, unicorn, hippos, or a frog. I just don’t care. Live your life, I’ll live mine.
If someone is physically assaulting someone in front of me, I don’t care what group you’re in from the above, I will help protect you any way I can.
As for their beliefs, they can believe what they want, don’t force their beliefs on me as if that is what is right to believe. Being right is an opinion, not a fact. What is right for some is not for others.
And yes, both sides, all sides, everyone thinks they’re right. I just don’t care who’s right or wrong. No one has all the information. That’s why I base what I know as facts. As I said, if someone is being hurt in front of me, I will act, as for all this internet and social media pitting people against each other, no, I do not think everything is as bad as the media says it is. Some cases, some areas, yea, but as a whole? No.
I’ve lived in many states, moved most of my life. From MY experiences, I have not seen any sort of issues like the media shows, but that’s their job, “It bleeds it reads” they show negative because it sells and they can spin it to make it sound worse than it is.
If you want to make a change and want people to help, try to ask them to treat the people they see every day with kindness and let that spread. Trying to force others to see from another point of view doesn’t always work and usually leads to arguing and insulting. Which I’m sure I’ll get some insults, or people saying I’m wrong, or whatever they want to say. Guess what? I don’t care, that’s their freedom to say what they want.
I think people need to treat others as the person they are and with kindness. Hold a person accountable for their actions and stop associating people with groups. The individual will not always match a group.