You have the power to change negativity. You have a voice, and the First Amendment of the US Constitution gives you the right to use it. You have to do it, though. You can’t sit back and assume others will take a stand. Do it yourself. Do you want to be a leader or a follower? If you want to be a leader, lead. Take steps today to end the spread of hatred and bigotry. The next time you hear someone use a derogatory word, call them on it. And if they continue to use derogatory words and express themselves through negative actions, maybe its time to re-think your priorities and examine the reason you continue to associate with that person. If you want to be a follower, hitch yourself to the nearest anti-diversity wagon and join the cause. One person can make a difference. Your voice, your actions, have the power to stop hate in its tracks. Use it.