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The Screen of Whiteness

But the question of whiteness is a profound one, arching over history, society, psychology and identity. Is whiteness a cancer? A legitimate identity? Or is it just another divisive racial category that obscures the value of the individual?

The answer is complicated for a Black man like me.

Leader Spotlight: Bill Doherty

Braver Angels’ co-founder Bill Doherty has built a life and a career around helping people reconcile the differences that divide them. See how…

Braving the Gun Divide

Ciaran O’Connor shares insights from his latest podcast “Braving the Gun Divide,” featuring a gun safety advocate and a conservative proponent of gun rights.

A love song to undiscovered country

Listen to Alma Cook’s song “5000 Candles” as she invites us to meet the real people who power the world in the oil and gas industry.

An Improbable Dinner

I had brought my family of five, longtime residents of deep-blue Brooklyn, NY, to meet a new friend and his family, longtime residents of solidly-red Simpsonville, SC. We only knew each other through video chats and phone calls, as if we had met through an online service for taboo political friending. Not too far from the truth. 

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