Gun control. Transgender rights. Black Lives Matter. The war on terrorism.
There are so many hot-button issues these days, complex topics that demand consideration and debate. But the efficacy and repercussions of such polarizing debates are also open to question.
Minds aren’t changed. People scream and yell. Insults are hurled. And much worse.
When public discourse turns hateful — as it so often does — I’ve often wondered if anything is being accomplished.