The author argues that:

  • Raising awareness of one’s self and the “different” other increases understanding of diversity, pluralism and FoRB while equipping individuals with sufficient knowledge to deconstruct fear that is sometimes utilized by populist leaders and parties to create“in”and“out”groups.
  • Encouraging students as well as activists to be proactive rather than reactive in the face of discrimination through supporting their initiatives for protecting FoRB and promoting“living together”increases cross-communitarian solidarity and widens the definition of who the“people”are.
  • Using knowledge, influence and recorded changes in attitudes and perceptions of FoRB and diversity can help to advocate for new policies and re-forms that promote inclusive citizenship and strengthen social cohesion.