College dorms are training grounds in political civility.
If it feels like democracy is crumbling around us, here is what just might save us: The college dormitory.
Today, college residence halls are the most diverse places that most of their residents will ever live. On most campuses, that’s true socioeconomically, racially and politically. In the latest national annual survey of incoming 4-year college freshmen conducted by UCLA, they self-identified as 31 percent liberal, 20 percent conservative and 42 percent middle of the road.
Originally published: August 14, 2018
Author: W. Taylor Reveley IV
Institution: Longwood University
Published by: USA Today