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.
The enemy is fear and outrage, not people. Fight fear, not people.
Civil discourse by Van Jones. Civility can be the antidote to hate. Note the hugs at the end.