NPR: Can America's 'Civil Religion' Still Unite The Country?

Examines how the preservation of civility comes at the expense of racial reconciliation and justice"Because of the xenophobia Asian Americans are facing, because of the backlash against African American civil rights, we're seeing that this kind of citizenship, this intrinsic right to be in the U.S., to enjoy its freedoms, is not really for everyone," says Lynn Itagaki, a professor of women's and gender studies at the University of Missouri.

Article at National Public Radio.