- May and Stark: Recent incidents remind us not to be passive bystanders
- We need to be able to count on each other for bystander intervention, they write
Emily May is the co-founder and executive director of Hollaback!, a nonprofit that works to fight harassment and offers bystander training webinars and resources. Kio Stark is the author of "When Strangers Meet," a book about why people should talk to strangers. The opinions expressed in this commentary are those of the authors.
(CNN)When any part of our society gives license to bigotry, we must stand up to it. Decent people all around America have displayed a beautiful outpouring of desire to step up in unprecedented ways to support total strangers who are being actively targeted with hatred, violence, discrimination, and venom.