WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA)-- Lately it seems as if name calling, and fierce political rhetoric is everywhere. From TV to social media, political and social ideologies laced with strong overtones and accusation of hate are abundant.
Victoria Lipnic, the Commissioner for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, has researched and engaged in political discourse for decades. She says the reason people are quick to name call and label others who oppose their opinion as agents of hate usually do it because, "It's a really easy way to argue."
Our nation has recently seen violent atrocities linked to people having polarizing opinions on social and political issues. The shooting of a security guard at the Family Research Council building in Washington, D.C. is one of the most recent examples. The suspected shooter, Floyd Corkins, is said to have been vocal about the treatment the LGBTQ community has received from groups like the FRC.
Lipnic says,"It's hard to ever get to a result where many people are going to be satisfied."
She warns this is a heated election year, and the nastiness from those sharing their opinions will undoubtedly continue.