"Martin Luther King, Jr. said, "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
A long as one person is enslaved,
no man,
no person, can be free."
You know, that's not just a famous speech of his. That's reality."

"There are no innocent bystanders."

Lenny dealt with hate his entire life. He believed that "We as Jews, we as Blacks, we as Asians, we as white people, have to say: 'This is an affront to all of us. This is an outrage to all of us." Lenny fought hatred not only because it had affected him directly throughout his life, but because he knew, perhaps more than anything else, that hatred is wrong. He knew that it was his responsibility to fight hatred.

US Attorney Donald Stern, Lenny, and MA Attorney General Scott Harshbarger
at hate crimes press conference.

Lenny was of the opinion "that you have to make a difference. Not that you just can make a difference. You have to." Lenny fought hatred through his work at the Anti-Defamation League, and his founding of both Team Harmony and
A World of Difference.