Testing Civic Courage in America
Is it possible to test the civic courage of average Americans in a daily setting?
ABC News network tried to discover this by hiring actors as a bullying baker in a bakery in Waco, Texas and another actor as a Muslim lady customer trying to buy an apple strudel.
Through the celluloid media and now the Internet, we have been used to the fact that Americans have exposed their way of life for the world to stare at. One of the most common reactions many people have on their first visit to the USA, is that it's familiar, like in the movies.
The idea of America shines brighter than the neon lights and slogans!
Civic Courage in Other Countries
Would this behaviour be fairly representative of the situation in other countries?