This week's death of a Rutgers University freshman left many shocked and angry. The young man, Tyler Clementi, 21, killed himself by jumping from the George Washington bridge after his roommate allegedly put a live video feed of Tyler having sex with another man on the Internet. The suicide occurred days before students were set to immerse themselves in a program designed to encourage greater civility.
WNYC's Richard Hake spoke with P.M. Forni, author of Choosing Civility and Civility Solution: What To Do When People Are Rude.
Forni also founded the Civility Project at Johns Hopkins University. He says being civil goes further than just "being nice," and sometimes, civility is lost in our technologically advanced world. He believes we are living in an age of entitlement and instant gratification and civility is something that needs to be taught.