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Controversial terms, from "abortion" to "Zionism", tend to shut down dialog because they mean different things to different people. Until we fully understand what a term means to someone else, we don't know the issue and can't effectively communicate.
That’s where the Red Blue Dictionary comes in. We know that in order to have a good political conversation, it’s important that we are speaking the same language. It simply cuts the confusion and allows you to get to the important issues.
Read more about how the Red Blue Dictionary got started here. If you’re an educator who is interested in helping your students better navigate these nuanced terms, be sure to check out our Hot-Button Words lesson plan!