"America is so divided." We hear that statement on a regular basis, and it's certainly true. But is division necessarily the problem? People generally say this referring to the division between democrats/liberals and conservative. There's also the issue of the "alt-right", aka neo-Nazis and white supremacists. Do we really want to be united with those people? Should we really sacrifice our own ideals- equality, support for marginalized groups, progress- in order to be "tolerant" of groups with the opposite values? Hell no, and I'll tell you why. There is no "tolerance" for groups that preach everything but tolerance. How can you expect women, LGBT people, POC, Jewish people, Muslims, etc to be accepting of groups that don't accept them? Coexistence is impossible when one group doesn't want to other to exist at all. Unity isn't ideal, or sustainable, between the oppressed and the people who advocate for their oppression. Stop "agreeing to disagree" and start explicitly condemning hate groups responsible for the murders of millions. An ideal America isn't one in which white supremacy, Nazism, or the "alt-right" is tolerated. It's one in which those groups are openly opposed by everyone who consider themselves decent people.