University of Iowa

Authored by Micah Ariel James

9/27/2017

In the news: Embracing Complexity project seeks to undermine 'us vs. them' dichotomy

The world, I think we can agree, is a complicated place. Unfortunately, it seems much of our current dialogue about important issues seeks to minimize those complications, seeking instead to divide us with overly simple dichotomies. We’re facing a moment where we are called to resist the dangerous notion of “us vs. them” — where “them” is some groups that get marginalized even while being undeniably part of “us.”