Civility is taking a beating.  That’s why this Junto matters.  When I see articles or publications that show as much, I’ll include them here, with the hashtag #whythejunto.  Feel free to send your own in as well.  I’ll update this page with more as we go along.

Evidence of Division:

The Atlantic talks with Bill Clinton: Bill Clinton on America’s ‘One Remaining Bigotry’

From the New York Times Blog:  Talk Deeply, Be Happy

From the New York Times: American Anger: It’s Not the Economy. It’s the Other Party.

From the Pew Research Center:  Political polarization is real.

Solutions:

The enemy is fear and outrage, not people.  Fight fear, not people.

 

Examples:

Civil discourse by Van Jones.  Civility can be the antidote to hate.  Note the hugs at the end.