Recommended Resources for Civil Discourse

On Tuesday, September 14, our Duke Asian Alumni Alliance (DAAA)Duke Black Alumni (DBA)Duke University Hispanic/Latino Alumni Association (DUHLAA), and Duke LGBTQ+ Network collaborated to host A Conversation on Civil Discourse

Please take advantage of the following resources recommended by our alumni leaders. Special thanks to Steven Petrow '78 for his help in compiling. 

TED Talk by Steven Petrow '78 - 3 Ways to Practice Civility

Recommended book by Alex Zamalin Against Civility: The Hidden Racism in Our Obsession with Civility

Article in The Nation by Sarah Leonard - Against Civility: You can't fight justice with decorum. 

Article in The Atlantic by Adam Serwer Civility is OverratedThe gravest danger to American democracy isn't an excess of vitriol—it's the false promise of civility.

Podcast on NPR by Karen Grigsby BatesWhen Civility Is Used As A Cudgel Against People of Color