Calming social tensions
Synonyms: Defusing social tensions
Description: Stilling tension in society through dissipating or redirecting the tensions, or putting sources of tension in a different context or eliminating them.
Claim: Organizations and agencies that are peacemakers exist in inner city and other urban situations and play a decisively calming role in questions of incipient racial conflict, riots and other disorder.
Counter Claim: Calming social tensions is really suppressing them with the long-term result of a very explosive situation.
Type Classification: D: Detailed strategies