Learning to Listen in Polarized Times
“Whiplash” perhaps best describes our current national moment. On Jan. 6, insurrectionists -- fueled by vitriolic rhetoric, lies and hate -- violently breached the U.S. Capitol and tried to overturn the will of the people. Then on Jan. 20, we watched the peaceful transition of power on the same Capitol steps that were a site of violence and chaos just two weeks earlier.
Originally published: January 27, 2021
Author: Ronald A. Crutcher
Institution: University of Richmond
Published by: Inside Higher Ed