Understanding History Guides Modern Discourse
In an era of diabolical polarization, discussing issues of race and religion in our political discourse often breaks down into further division without a way forward. These are complex topics, therefore deserving of layers of depth in research that informs our understanding. The histories of how we developed to current circumstances on the issues of race and religion affect how we shape our perspective.
Dialogue will devolve into destructiveness if it’s simply a series of opinions asserted to each other. Instead, we may strive with constructive efforts to understand, learn, and embrace the complexity of reality, which does not fit neatly into the boundaries of a single ideology, interest group, or political party.