CIVILITY MATTERS: A guide to discussing racism and injustice

CIVILITY MATTERS: A guide to discussing racism and injustice | HOUSTON LIFE | KPRC 2
CIVILITY MATTERS: A guide to discussing racism and injustice | HOUSTON LIFE | KPRC 2

HOUSTON – Protests happening across the country are sparking conversations everywhere.

Having open conversations about racial injustice can be difficult and sometimes uncomfortable.

If you're feeling unsure about what to say or what to post online during these times, you're not alone.

Etiquette experts Monica and Darian Lewis with The Monica Lewis School of Etiquette share the importance of civility and how to have respectful discussions.

WHAT IS CIVILITY AND WHY DO WE NEED IT?

Civility is the practice of extending basic politeness, kindness, and respect to all citizens of society. It’s the basis for common courtesy.

SCENARIO #1: MY FRIENDS ARE POSTING AND SPEAKING OUT, & THEY ARE URGING THAT I DO THE SAME. BUT I’M NOT SURE WHAT TO SAY OR POST. WHAT SHOULD I DO?

You shouldn’t be pressured into making a statement or joining a movement of any kind. But here’s what you should do.


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