The Pledge To Combat Bigotry
Whereas bigotry in all its forms is contrary to the inclusive, diverse, prosperous civil society Americans expect and deserve;
Whereas hate-filled rhetoric stirs fear and creates division;
Whereas instances of anti-Arab and anti-Muslim bigotry have sometimes gone unchallenged in public and political discourse;
Whereas history has shown that sometimes hateful or ignorant rhetoric intensifies in frequency and virulence during election cycles;
I pledge to uphold civil discourse and
not engage in bigotry, whether it be in speech or actions,
and to speak out against those who do.