The lesson for us in these challenging times is the value placed on the unity of the people of God over individual rights. As followers of Christ, we have not been commanded to demand our rights. We haven't been told that people will know we are believers by our zeal for justice. Instead, one of Jesus' final instructions for his disciples was, "By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another."
Can you imagine how it would rock the world if all those who follow Christ set aside our ideas of how things ought to be done and trying to prove that we are right, and simply demonstrated love, grace, and kindness to those we meet? What if we thought of others more highly than ourselves? What if we loved God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength, and then poured out the love He gives on our neighbors?
It's very tempting, when we see hate, to respond with hate. But Christ provided a better way. He met hate with love and grace. He called us to do the same.