Chapter 2-4 in your text discusses situations in which civility and social justice were directly influenced by perception. The authors make the case the perceptions, stereotypes, and attitudes “reduce civil discourse and lead to acts of discrimination and violence.”
After reading through both chapters, find a recent news event in which perceptions reduced civil discourse. In your original post describe the event and explain what perceptions, actions, and words contributed to a reduction in civil discourse. Referencing the text, identify what aspects of first impressions, stereotypes, limited exposure to diverse groups or individuals, and culture affected perception.