WILLIAMS: Redskins name should stay, but personal attacks should go

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But for others who don’t decide to put themselves out there in the manner of presidential or congressional candidates, ad hominem attacks can have true consequences. People get hurt. Careers can be derailed or even permanently destroyed. In the age of Google, things never go away and are always just a click away somewhere online, regardless of the real facts or the sorely missing context.

Journalism should be about reporting the facts, not attempting to impugn the character of a person who possesses a different perspective. Respectful discourse and civility are virtues that are sorely lacking in our media, in our churches and on our streets. We should commit ourselves to reawakening them. We can and should do better.

Armstrong Williams is the author of the book “Reawakening Virtues.” Join him from 4 to 5 a.m. and 6 to 7 p.m. daily on Sirius/XM Power 128. Become a fan on Facebook and follow him on Twitter.

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