Maintaining Cautious Optimism in Times of “Us vs Them” Thinking

The news is hard to read these days. There seems to be an increase in polarized thinking and intolerance of people perceived as different. The person who went on a shooting spree in an LGBTQ dance club in Orlando was driven, in part, by (possibly internalized) homophobia. The mainstream response to the shooting and to bombings in Europe has contributed to increased violence and Islamophobia in Europe and North America. The small majority of British citizens who voted to withdraw from the European Union were partly motivated by the perceived need to stem the flow of immigrants coming to “steal” British jobs. Donald Trump won the Republican nomination for US President, because of his open

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