Celebrate those who matter to you most and tune into stories of remarkable friendships that withstand the test of time.
“I used to like to serenade you from the stern of the canoe.”
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You can help us find a way out of today's toxic polarization. Learn more about our initiative to bridge political divides, one conversation at a time.
Cheraton Love, who identifies as liberal, and her father-in-law, Jim White, who identifies as conservative, talk about how they manage to not let their differences pull their family apart.
The Science behind One Small Step
The “contact hypothesis” is a straightforward but powerful idea. It says this: People who come from different social and cultural groups can learn to like and accept one another through repeated interactions, such as through conversations. Contact can reduce prejudice and promote peace.
The Way Out of Toxic Polarization
In an environment like we’re currently in, change can be difficult. But, it’s possible when you take small steps.
One Small Step: About the Initiative
One Small Step is an effort to connect people so they can remember that people with whom they disagree are human beings. In doing this, we can begin to mend the fraying fabric of our nation — one conversation at a time.