Dispute Program Manager Responds to Walk-By Insults
Here is an excerpt from the ADR Prof Blog, a rich source of material, you may have noticed. I recommend going to the link to read the rest. http://www.indisputably.org/?p=1159
The following is a post from Natalie Fleury, the dispute program manager here at Marquette about an incident last weekend:
I was the victim of a walk by insult last weekend, and I’ve been trying to process my thoughts and feelings about it. After church on Sunday (I’ll discuss the church part in a minute), my son, daughter and I were running errands to get ready for my daughter’s 8th birthday party this weekend. We had just climbed out of our mini-van, which sports two bumper stickers supporting particular political candidates, when a man walking about 5 feet away turned to me and yelled “thanks for ruining my country!”
Editor's Note: It seems to me that this is one of those challenging times in our history where lawyer-peacemakers are most necessary. No matter your political beliefs, the incivility is a reason for concern. How can be bring our skills to bear?