To heal our divisions, listen to people with intellectual disabilities

By Timothy Shriver, Chairman of Special Olympics

Originally published in The Washington Post in December 2019

We are a fractured nation. Television, politics, entertainment, business, sports and family tables all show that we are so deeply divided we’re giving up on each other. We no longer believe that the “others” who think or feel differently than we do deserve respect and welcome.

But if we want to stop feeling this way, the athletes of Special Olympics can help us to understand the sources of this kind of division, and to find solutions to it.   Read more