Exposure to Opposing Points of View

“Exposure to Opposing Reasons Reduces Negative Impressions of Ideological Opponents” Matthew L. Stanley, Peter S. Whitehead, Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, and Paul Seli Duke University Abstract: Americans have become increasingly likely to dislike, distrust,...

National Day of Civility

A July 16 release from Rep. Charlie Crist (D-FL): Today, Congressman Charlie Crist (D-FL) joined with Honor and Civility Caucus Co-Chairs Congressman Mike Johnson (R-LA) and Congressman Emmanuel Cleaver (D – MO) to announce the reintroduction of bipartisan...

John Lewis on Religion and Civil Rights

Kim Lawton, John Lewis Extended Interview, Religion and Ethics Newsweekly, January 16, 2004: I’m deeply concerned that many people today fail to recognize that the movement was built on deep-seated religious convictions, and the movement grew out of a sense of faith...

John Lewis at Selma

Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) died yesterday. From the National Archives: In 1965, at the height of the modern civil rights movement, activists organized a march for voting rights, from Selma, Alabama, to Montgomery, the state capital. On March 7, some 600 people assembled...

Deliberation During National Trauma

Conor Friedersdorf (Pomona alum) at The Atlantic: When I was 21, the United States experienced a national trauma: the planes crashing into the World Trade Center, the nearly 3,000 people killed in that day’s terrorist attacks, the ruins left smoldering for months at...

Teaching Civility

The 2020-2021 school year is approaching and The Be Kind People Project is equipping parents and teachers with the tools and programs they need to head back to school while facing a new normal in the classroom (or virtual classroom). The Be Kind People Project will...

Investment Companies and Newspapers

Ken Doctor at Nieman:  On Sunday, the board of the No. 2 newspaper chain in the United States picked the winner of its thinly attended auction: Chatham Asset Management should be the new owner of McClatchy.   It is just a recommendation; bankruptcy Judge Michael...