I just finished a government-sponsored 3-hour class on hostile work environment and harassment. At the end, I determined that the whole damned thing was what I'd learned as a child from my grandparents, parents, and peers. We were taught the Bambi principle -- If you can't say something nice . . . . And if we said something untoward we were punished by the recipient of the vitriol or our parents or their parents -- someone in charge. We quickly learned to value others, though different; to value ourselves equally; and to love this nation unconditionally. Amazing the lack of gangs, violence, nasty interactions. We were taught civility.