Why are so many people drawn to conspiracy theories in times of crisis?
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The holidays, typically a time when people of all backgrounds spread messages of good cheer, feel fraught this year. Hate crimes are in the headlines, and the impact is more than physical injury or destruction of property for victims, it's the loss of peace of mind for all. Many minorities feel vulnerable while their friends feel powerless to help. Not knowing what to do can lead to doing nothing but hoping for the best or resigning ourselves to the worst. But that won't empower anyone. Here are five ways we can address hate and bias incidents head on and promote true peace this holiday season:
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