Dr. Cox Responds to Charlottesville Protest in ‘500 Pens’ Feature

By Caitlin Burns | August 22, 2017

500 Pens featured International Peace and Conflict Resolution Program Director Dr. Amy Cox in a recent article discussing how to confront hatred and bigotry in daily life. A response to the Charlottesville protest, the piece focuses on how individuals can ease tensions in hostile situations:  

“People attacking and using hate speech are acting on high emotions; the antidote isn’t trying to reason with them or throw facts at them. Bad situations become worse when individuals try to directly address the attacker.”