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Keeping civil discourse civil

From the October 14, 2019 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

I once heard Stephen Carter, an eminent scholar of United States constitutional law, tell a thought-provoking story about the first African American who served on the US Supreme Court, Thurgood Marshall. When Marshall was a lawyer for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, he would sit down respectfully with white segregationists and talk with them, listening to their points of view.