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Public Transit Is How We Can All Get Along

Brooke Feldman

Public transit is one of our most socializing experiences. For many of us, it's one of the few times when we're forced into contact with anyone and everyone, despite our preferences and prejudices.

It's therefore a good arena for researchers to study how strangers interact with one another. Do we, for example, become more tolerant of homelessness when we listen to panhandlers on the train? Or maybe we become less empathetic and permissive?

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